Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy
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Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy

By Andrew Lang
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Table of Contents
  • SIR WALTER SCOTT AND THE BORDER MINSTRELSY
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • SCOTT AND THE BALLADS
  • AULD MAITLAND
    • OLD MAITLAND A VERY ANTIENT SONG
    • II WHAT IS AULD MAITLAND?
  • THE BALLAD OF OTTERBURNE
  • SCOTT’S TRADITIONAL COPY AND HOW HE EDITED IT
  • THE MYSTERY OF THE BALLAD OF JAMIE TELFER
    • I A RIDING SONG
    • II THE BALLAD IMPOSSIBLE
    • III COLONEL ELLIOT’S CHARGE AGAINST SIR WALTER SCOTT
    • IV WHO WAS THE FARMER IN THE DODHEAD IN 1580–1609?
    • V MORE IMPOSSIBILITIES IN THE BALLAD
    • VI IS THE SCOTT VERSION, WITH ELLIOTS AND SCOTTS TRANSPOSED, THE LATER VERSION?
    • VII SCOTT HAD A COPY OF THE BALLAD WHICH WAS NOT THE SHARPE COPY
    • Conclusion
  • KINMONT WILLIE
  • CONCLUSIONS
    • Imitations of Ballads
      • I—SIMMY O’ WHYTHAUGH
      • II—THE YOUNG RUTHVEN
      • III—THE DEAD MAN’S DANCE
  • FOOTNOTES
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