The Book of British Ballads (Classic Reprint)

Fb&c Limited, 22.09.2016 - 222 Seiten
Excerpt from The Book of British Ballads

All the ancient copies picture the bairns as consigning their wretched mother to eternal misery. Mr. Cunningham, it will he observed, gave the story a more natural and far more touching character - making the children intercede for the sinner at the throne of grace. In its present form it is an exquisite poem-one of the most beautiful and most valuable of the many relics left to us by Allan Cunningham; and which are often so completely allied to the Spirit of the old minstrels, as to leave us uncertain whether the authorship really belongs to the modern poet, or to some rhymer of many centuries ago.

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