Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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[This list does not include (excepting a few reprints) the collections of Songs, Madrigals, " Ballets," &c, published in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, — the titles of most of which are to be seen in Rimbault's Bibliolheca Madrigal-iana. On the other hand, it does include a few useful books connected with ballad-poetry which would not properly come into a list of collections. The relative importance of the works in this list is partially indicated by difference of type. When two or more editions are mentioned, those used in this collection are distinguished by brackets. A few books which we have not succeeded in finding — all of slight or no importance — are marked with a star.]
" A Choise Collection of Comic and Serious Scots Poems. Both Ancient and Modern. By several Hands. Edinburgh. Printed by James Watson." Three Parts, 1706,1709,1710. [1713,1709,1711.]
" Miscellany Poems, containing a variety of new Translations of the Ancient Poets, together with several original poems. By the most eminent hands." Ed. by Dryden. 6 vols. 1st ed. 1684-1708. Ed. of 1716* contains ballads not in the earlier ones.
" Wit and Mirth: or Pills to Purge Melancholy; being a Collection of the best Merry Ballads and Songs, Old and New. Pitted to all Humours, having each their proper Tune for either Voice or Instrument: most of the Songs being new set." By Thomas D'Urfey. 6 vols. London. 1719-20.
" A Collection of OlD BallaDs. Corrected from the best and most ancient Copies extant With Introductions Historical, Critical, or Humor-