IN composing a History of the Border Counties, a writer's first inclination is to produce a book made up largely of legend and tradition, and freely interspersed with citations from the Border Ballads. But, fascinat ing as is the material thus presented, so long as Sir Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border,' with its rich equipment of notes and introduction, is within the reach of every one, a new book of the kind can scarcely be considered necessary; whilst those who seek for a critical study of the ballads will find it ready to their hand in the second volume of the 'history and Poetry of the Scottish Border' by the late Professor Veitch.1 The aim, then, of the following sketch is rather to bring the history of the Border counties into line with the results of recent historical and antiquarian research.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - George Douglas
Published Date - August 28 2019
ISBN - 9780666137739
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3 cm
Page Count - 504
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