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1) ballad. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Two forms of the ballad are often distinguished-the folk ballad, dating from about the 12th cent., and the literary ballad, dating from the late 18th cent. 1 The...

2) ballad opera. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English drama, a play of comic, satiric, or pastoral intent, interspersed with songs, most of them sung to popular airs. First and best was The Beggar's Opera (1728)...

3) Jones, Casey. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...American locomotive engineer celebrated in ballad and song, probably b. Jordan, Fulton co., Ky. His real name was John Luther Jones, but at the age of 17 he went...

4) poetry. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...For lyric poetry, see ballad; elegy; hymn; lyric; ode; pastoral; sonnet. For narrative poetry, see chansons de geste; epic; idyl; romance. Dramatic poetry is incidentally...

5) Deloney, Thomas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English ballad writer, fiction writer, and pamphleteer. He was a silk weaver. Deloney's chief works are three prose narratives-Jack of Newbury, Thomas of Reading,...

6) D'Urfey, Thomas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English songwriter and dramatist. His comedies for the stage were forerunners of the ballad opera. In 1699-1700 Wit and Mirth; or, Pills to Purge Melancholy, which...

7) Bickerstaffe, Isaac. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Bickerstaffe, Isaac, c.1735-c.1812, English dramatist, b. Ireland. Included among his comedies and ballad operas are The Maid of the Mill (produced in 1765) and The...

8) Mallet, David. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English poet and dramatist, b. Scotland. His best-known work is the ballad William and Margaret (1720). Although he wrote several tragedies, he is usually remembered...

9) Otterburn. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Scots over the English. The engagement, in which Sir Henry Percy was taken captive, is the subject of the English ballad "Chevy Chase" and the Scots ballad "Otterburn."...

10) Dibdin, Charles. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English songwriter and theatrical entrepreneur. His best-known songs are from his ballad operas, such as The Bells of Aberdovey from Liberty Hall (1785) and To Bachelors'...

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