A Century Of Ballads 1810-1910, Their Composers & Singers

With Some Introductory Chapters On Old Ballads And Ballad Makers - online book.

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introduced to these Hungarian songs is somewhat amusing. They had been sent to him to look at, and he propped them up on the dressing-table one morning while shaving, and was casually glancing through them. He had shaved half his face when he came upon " Mohac's Field," and was so overcome by excitement that he forgot to finish the operation till after breakfast!
At the conclusion of his letter to me, before referred to, Plunket Greene pays the following little tribute to Mr. Arthur Boosey, which, by the writer's express desire, I will quote here. " I have," he says, u been treated with the utmost kindness by Arthur Boosey with regard to choice of songs for him. He never in his life pressed me to do anything I didn't care about, and I appreciate it deeply."
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