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has been thought well to include in the annotation of these songs. Especial recognition is due Miss Velma Swanston for the translations of the Swedish songs " The Crystal Maiden " and " Thou Ancient, Thou Wholesome,, Thou Mountainous North." To the Rev. Hobart B. Whitney we are indebted for the only translation and arrangement and adaptation of the words and music of the wonderful " Bjorneborgarne's March, " — that Marseillaise of the North, — typical, rugged, vigorous ! This extraordinary piece typifies a people, their sentiment and their temperament.
We should apologize for the omission of much that many will miss, and for the inclusion of much that many would like to miss; but it is Mr. George Cary Eggleston who has aptly said in the preface to a book of " War Ballads ": " If a book be in need of apology, no apology is sufficient for it."