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Thread #162666   Message #3940939
Posted By: Lighter
01-Aug-18 - 08:34 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
> he didn't produce the longed for definitive statement

Steve, are you familiar with FJC's lengthy article on "Ballad Poetry" in Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia, Vol. I (1890).

Maybe not "definitive" but quite substantial.