Bab Ballads

(from the article `Aytoun, William Edmondstoune`) ...Queen in France,` based on `Sir Patrick Spens,` and `The Massacre of the Macpherson,` both of which were models for later writers, especially for ...
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Bab Ballads

The Bab Ballads are a collection of light verse by W. S. Gilbert, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before he became famous for his comic opera librettos with Arthur Sullivan. In writing the Bab Ballads, Gilbert developed his unique `topsy-turvy` style, where the humour was derived by setting up a ridiculous prem.....
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