edited by Hyder Edward Rollins
Harvard University Press, 1971
Cloth: 978-0-674-66185-1
Library of Congress Classification PR977.P4 1971
Dewey Decimal Classification 781.96


“Although a scholar's name is usually writ in water,” wrote Herschel Baker in Hyder Edward Rollins: A Bibliography (HUP 1960), “it is unlikely that Hyder Rollins' work will be soon forgotten... In at least three large areas—Elizabethan poetry, the broadside ballad, and the Romantic poets—his erudition was unmatched.” Rollins viewed the broadside ballads as important social documents and he edited many collections of them. “In them,” he wrote, “are clearly reflected the lives and thoughts...of sixteenth and seventeenth century Englishmen. In them history becomes animated.”

This volume, originally published in 1922 and long out of print, was the first edition ever to appear of ballads from Samuel Pepys's important collection. It is now reissued with its twenty-six woodcuts and new, up-to-date information on the music.

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