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I love a ballad but even too well if it be doleful matter merrily
set down, or a very read more

I love a ballad but even too well if it be doleful matter merrily
set down, or a very pleasant thing indeed and sung lamentably.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Ballads Quotes,
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The farmer's daughter hath soft brown hair
(Butter and eggs and a pound of cheese)
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The farmer's daughter hath soft brown hair
(Butter and eggs and a pound of cheese)
And I met with a ballad, I can't say where,
That wholly consisted of lines like these.

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I had rather be a kitten and cry mew
Than one of these same metre ballet-mongers.

I had rather be a kitten and cry mew
Than one of these same metre ballet-mongers.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Ballads Quotes,
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I have a passion for ballad. . . . They are the gypsy children of
song, born under green read more

I have a passion for ballad. . . . They are the gypsy children of
song, born under green hedgerows in the leafy lanes and bypaths
of literature,--in the genial Summertime.

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A famous man is Robin Hood
The English ballad-singer's joy.

A famous man is Robin Hood
The English ballad-singer's joy.

by William Wordsworth Found in: Ballads Quotes,
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I knew a very wise man that believed that . . . if a man were
permitted to make read more

I knew a very wise man that believed that . . . if a man were
permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should
make the laws of a nation.
- Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (2),

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Some people resemble ballads which are only sung for a certain
time.

Some people resemble ballads which are only sung for a certain
time.

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Thespis, the first professor of our art,
At country wakes snug ballads from a cart.

Thespis, the first professor of our art,
At country wakes snug ballads from a cart.

by John Dryden Found in: Ballads Quotes,
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For a ballad's a thing you expect to find lies in.

For a ballad's a thing you expect to find lies in.

by Samuel Lover Found in: Ballads Quotes,
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