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Posted By: Mary Humphreys
24-Jan-13 - 06:31 PM
Thread Name: How old are the oldest Child ballads?
Subject: RE: How old are the oldest Child ballads?
Rose & briar motifs are found in several of the Child ballads - Lord Thomas & Fair Eleanor immediately springs to mind. It may not be a specific marker of age.