“Introduction.” In Black-Letter Ballads and Broadsides, Printed in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, Between the Years 1559 and 1597. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968, pp. v-xxxi.
Analysis of British chapbooks and broadside ballads published in the last half of the sixteenth century. The critic distinguishes between those works with literary merit and others concerned with more topical issues like politics and everyday life.
Bryant, Frank Egbert. A History of English Balladry and Other Studies. Boston: The Gorman Press, 1913, 222 p.
Comprehensive discussion of English ballads from 1400 to the end of the...
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