EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BALLAD
It was the ballad she had sung at Christmas—in what different mood!
The hint of this ballad is found in Arndt's Murchen, Berlin, 1816.
This ballad was written on the occasion of a Horticultural Festival.
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 age of ballad collection and collation had fairly set in.
The 'end of the auld sang' of the Scottish Parliament was the end also of the ballad.
But for this, among other reasons, the genuine antiquity of the ballad is under some suspicion.
But the balladists and ballad characters had their own gauges of conduct.