Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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120                 THE DOUGLAS TRAGEDY.
Fair Janet, Lord Thomas awl Fair Annet; in the third vol­ume, Prince Robert, &c. The same phenomenon is exhibited in the Swedish ballads of Berlig Frojdenborg och Froken Adelin, Litta Rosa, Hilla Litta, Hertig Nils, (Svenska Folk- Visor, i. 95, 116, Arwidsson, ii. 8, 21, 24,) in the Danish ballad of Herr Sallemand, (Danske, Viser, iii. 348,) in the Breton ballad of Lord Nann and the Korrigan, translated in Keightley's Fairy Mythology, p. 433, in a Servian tale cited by Talvi, Ver-such, &c, p. 139, and in the Afghan poem of Audam andDoork-haunee, described by Elphinstone, Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, i. 295, — which last reference we owe to Talvi.— In the case of the Danish ballad it is certain, and in some of the other cases probable, that the idea was derived from the ro­mance of Tristan.