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ballad
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The Winter's Tale
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  • This is a merry ballad;
  • I love a ballad but even too well, if it be doleful matter merrily set down, or a very pleasant thing indeed and sung lamentably.
  • Pray now, buy some: I love a ballad in print a-life; for then we are sure they are true.
  • What hast here? ballads?
  • Come on, lay it by; and let’s first see more ballads; we’ll buy the other things anon. AUTOLYCUS.
  • The ballad is very pitiful, and as true.
  • O master, if you did but hear the pedlar at the door, you would never dance again after a tabor and pipe; no, the bagpipe could not move you: he sings several tunes faster than you’ll tell money: he utters them as he had eaten ballads, and all men’s ears grew to his tunes.
  • Nothing but bonfires: the oracle is fulfilled: the king’s daughter is found: such a deal of wonder is broken out within this hour that ballad-makers cannot be able to express it.
  • Here’s another ballad, of a fish that appeared upon the coast on Wednesday the fourscore of April, forty thousand fathom above water, and sung this ballad against the hard hearts of maids: it was thought she was a woman, and was turned into a cold fish for she would not exchange flesh with one that loved her.
  • Here’s another ballad, of a fish that appeared upon the coast on Wednesday the fourscore of April, forty thousand fathom above water, and sung this ballad against the hard hearts of maids: it was thought she was a woman, and was turned into a cold fish for she would not exchange flesh with one that loved her.
  • I have sold all my trumpery; not a counterfeit stone, not a riband, glass, pomander, brooch, table-book, ballad, knife, tape, glove, shoe-tie, bracelet, horn-ring, to keep my pack from fasting;—they throng who should buy first, as if my trinkets had been hallowed, and brought a benediction to the buyer: by which means I saw whose purse was best in picture; and what I saw, to my good use I remembered.

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  • her latest album is a collection of love ballads.
  • ...write a ballad of this dream.
    Shakespeare, William  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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