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I've now got the music book ready, Do sit up and sing like a lady A recitative from Tancredi, And something from "Palpiti!" Sing forte when first you begin it, Piano the very next minute, They'll cry "What expression there's in it!" Don't sing English ballads to me!

Thomas Haynes Bayly Quotes , Source: Don't Sing English Ballads to Me

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The farmer's daughter hath soft brown hair (Butter and eggs and a pound of cheese) And I met with a ballad, I can't say where, That wholly consisted of lines like these.

Charles Stuart Calverley Quotes , Source: Ballad

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Thespis, the first professor of our art, At country wakes snug ballads from a cart.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Prologue to Sophonisba

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I knew a very wise man that believed that . . . if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation. - Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (2),

Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (2) Quotes , Source: Works--Letters to the Marquis of Montrose (p. 266), quoting the Earl of Comarty

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Some people resemble ballads which are only sung for a certain time.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maxims (no. 220)

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I have a passion for ballad. . . . They are the gypsy children of song, born under green hedgerows in the leafy lanes and bypaths of literature,--in the genial Summertime.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Hyperion (bk. II, ch. II)

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For a ballad's a thing you expect to find lies in.

Samuel Lover Quotes , Source: Paddy Blake's Echo

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More solid things do not show the complexion of the times so well as Ballads and Libels.

John Selden Quotes , Source: Libels

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I had rather be a kitten and cry mew Than one of these same metre ballet-mongers.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Hotspur at III, i)

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I love a ballad but even too well if it be doleful matter merrily set down, or a very pleasant thing indeed and sung lamentably.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Winter's Tale (Clown at IV, iv)

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A famous man is Robin Hood The English ballad-singer's joy.

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: Rob Roy's Grave

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