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Frontispiece to First Volume of Second Series, Roxburghe Ballads.

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MURDER OF ARCHBISHOP SHARP, BY THE SCOTTISH COVENANTERS, ON MAGUS MUIR, 1679.

(From a Contemporary Engraving : see p. 151.)

The
Roxburghe Ballads:

Ellustrating the last Years of the Stuarts.

EDITED,

WITH SPECIAL INTRODUCTIONS AND NOTES,

BY

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J. WOODFALL EBSWORTH, M.A., Cantab., F.S.A.
EDITOR OP FOUR REPRINTED “ DROLLERIES' OF THE RESTORATION,"
“The Bag FORD BALLADS” WITH THEIR “ AMANDA GROUP

of Poems," " The Two Earliest QUARTOS OF
A MIDSUMMER Night's DrEAM, 1600,” AND
AUTHOR OF “KARL'S LEGACY; OR,

THE OLD COLLEGE AT NIRGENDS."

WITH HIS COPIES OF ALL THE ORIGINAL WOODCUTS.

vol. IV.

“ The Ballads pasted on the wall,

of Chevy Chase and English Moll,
Fair Rosamond and Robin Hood,
The Little Children in the Wood,
Now seem'd to look abundance better
Improv'd in picture, size, and letter, "-Swift.

HERTFORD:
Printed for the Ballad Society,
BY STEPHEN AUSTIN AND SONS.

1883.

HERTFORD:

PRINTED BY STEPHEN AUSTIN AND SONS.

Nos. 21, 22, 23.

To his Friend and Fellow-Student of Old Literature,

WILLIAM CHAPPELL, Esq., F.S.A.,

EDITOR OF THE EARLIER SERIES OF

Rorburghe ballads,

AT WHOSE WISH THE PRESENT CONTINUATION IS MADE; ENCOURAGER OF

KINDRED ABOURS; AND, ABOVE ALL OTHER CLAIMS TO OUR GRATITUDE,

AUTHOR OF

The Popular Music of the Olden Time," A Work which can never fail to retain its Standard Authority, at once the Vindication of our National Melodies, and a Treasure-house of

their hitherto-uncounted riches :

THIS FOURTH VOLUME OF THE ROXBURGHE BALLADS, AND FIRST OF THE

SECOND SERIES,

Illustrating the Last Years of the Stuarts, in

their Political and Social Þistory :

IS HERE

DEDICATED,

With affectionate respect, by his own chosen Successor,

JOSEPH WOODFALL EBSWORTH.

CHRISTMAS, 1882.

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