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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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PREFACE
consideration and courtesy shown me by the officials of the British Museum and the Harvard College Library, two noble libraries from whose treasures I have drawn heavily.
Above all, I am indebted to Professor George Lyman Kittredge, who read the text in manuscript and to whose great erudition (the despair of his students) and equally great kindness this book owes very much indeed. In the separate introductions to the ballads I have tried specific­ally to indicate his aid. Such an acknowledgment, however, is at best misleading: it was my delightful years as a student at Harvard under Professor Kittredge that gave me an interest in ballads, and only my training under him has made this book—whatever its faults—possible.
H. E. R.
New York City.
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