The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border
A vast literary and commercial success, the book, ''Minstrelsy of Scottish Border'' consists of historical and romantic ballads. These were collected in southern counties of Scotland. The pieces in the book are founded on folk traditions. It is indeed a collection of preserved vernacular folk poetry. It highlights the traditions and life styles of the people of Scotland.
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