|[Ballads] appealed to something young in the national mind, and the young still ramp through Percy’s Reliques—as I hope they will through this book.|
The Oxford Book of Ballads
Chosen and Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch
These 176 selections by the master anthologist exhibit such lyrics familiar to this day as “I Saw Three Ships” and long epical ballads like the 3334-line Robin Hood Ballads.
|To the One Survivor of Three Men to Whom All Lovers of the Ballad Owe Most in These Times: FRANCIS JAMES CHILD, FREDERICK JAMES FURNIVALL and JOHN WESLEY HALES|
|OXFORD: CLARENDON, 1910
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