Ancient Scottish Ballads: Recovered from Tradition and Never Before Published ; with Notes, Historical and Explanatory ; and an Appendix Containing the Airs of Several of the Ballads

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George Ritchie Kinloch
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1827 - Ballads, English - 270 pages
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