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Songs, Ballads and Stories by William Allingham (1877)
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published January 1st 1972)
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[These notes were made in 1989:]. I must say my heart sank when this fairly substantial volume (328 pp.) appeared after I'd read the much smaller selection by John Hewitt. All that the exercise proved was that John Hewitt's principles of selection are certainly not mine. Which is to say that, presented with what appears to be the total corpus of Allingham's work, I am considerably more impressed. He really does have a fine sense of imagery & a musical ear. And I enjoyed both the "story" ball ...more