But the balladists and ballad characters had their own gauges of conduct.
Jem Bottles, do you mount and ride around the town, for I fear your balladists.
And yet Sally has been used to good advantage by the balladists.
I am going to the army to sing for the soldiers, as the poets and balladists of old sang in war.
Out of this have emerged very probably the spirit of the balladists and their ballads.
The seventeenth century balladists pitchforked Nature into the midden.
He had saturated himself too with the English balladists and the genuine old poets of the early periods.
The 'Willies,' by the way, seem to be especially inspiring to the Scottish balladists.
Here was a suggestive text for balladists and romance writers, who have largely availed themselves of it.