The Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England From 1642 to 1684 N 0 new ones of the kind are made except as miser able parodies and burlesques that may amuse sober costermongers and half-drunken men about town, who frequent music saloons at midnight, but which are offensive to every one else. Such genuine old ballads as remain in the popular memory are either fast dying out, or relate exclusively to the never-e to-be-superseded topics of love, war, and wine. The people of our day have little heart or appreciation ...

The Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684 (Classic Reprint) 2018, Forgotten Books

ISBN-13: 9781440074295

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