It was the ballad she had sung at Christmas—in what different mood!
This ballad was written on the occasion of a Horticultural Festival.
The hint of this ballad is found in Arndt's Murchen, Berlin, 1816.
Apropos, how do you like this thought in a ballad I have just now on the tapis?
On the present occasion, I was prepared with a ballad of his.
There I turned, and saw her stand like a lady in a ballad leaning after me in the moonlight.
The last virtue that the ballad can claim is that of accuracy.
The 'end of the auld sang' of the Scottish Parliament was the end also of the ballad.
The refrain is a venerable and characteristic feature of the ballad and ballad melody.
For the most part they belong to all ballad poetry, and not to the Scottish ballads alone.