Stories from the Ballads of Robin Hood: With Lists of Other Ballads to Tell and to Read Aloud. Outlines for Story-telling to Children Over Nine Years of Age

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Carnegie Library, 1914 - Ballads, English - 37 pages
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Page 5 - You who plod so amid serious things that you feel it shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy ; you who think that life hath nought to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one; these pages are not for you. Clap to the leaves and go no farther than this, for I tell you plainly that if you go farther you will be scandalized by seeing good, sober folks of real history so frisk and caper in gay colors and motley, that you would not know...
Page 5 - You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it a shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath nought to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one ; these pages are not for you. Clap to the leaves and go no farther than this, for I tell you plainly that if you go farther you will be scandalized by seeing good, sober folk of real history so frisk and caper in gay colors and motley...
Page 6 - The source books are arranged with the original or old versions standing first, followed by other sources in the approximate order of their literary value or usefulness. An exception is made in the references under "Stories from Other Old Ballads" and "Ballads to Read Aloud," where there is no essential difference in the versions recommended for children.

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