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Foreword                       xvii
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."
Dolores Bacon.
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