We see that the English balladist is an unwarlike literary hack.
The picture drawn by the balladist is graphic in the extreme.
So far as we are aware, only one balladist has found any genuine inspiration in it.
"General Big-talk," the Yankee balladist called him when once the siege was in progress.
This fact we may accept; but the question comes up: Is Homer such a balladist and nothing more?
But according to the balladist his career, on one occasion, had well nigh terminated disastrously.
The balladist's line was realized for him: "It is hard to give the hand where the heart can never be."
Or a balladist, man or woman, took the centre, and sang towards our compassionate windows.
Sweet William has always been the favourite choice of the balladist, among the Christian names of the knightly wooers.
Indeed your balladist, like Allan Breck Stewart, was never a bigoted partisan of the law.