Francis James Child

(1825—1896) philologist and ballad scholar

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American scholar, edited Spenser (5 vols, 1855) and wrote a pioneering study of Chaucer (1863), but is most widely known for his great collection of English and Scottish Popular Ballads (5 vols, 1882–98). See Ballad.

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