Shirburn Ballads

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Edited in 1907 by Andrew Clark from a manuscript of 1600–16 (a few pieces are later) at Shirburn Castle, Oxford‐shire, belonging to the earl of Macclesfield. The collection contains ballads not found elsewhere, dealing with political events, with legends and fairy tales, or with stories of domestic life. Some of them are homilies.

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