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ballad
used in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Definition
a song (or poem) that tells a story
  • They were wretched stuff, in the Grub-street-ballad style; and when they were printed he sent me about the town to sell them.
  • I now took a fancy to poetry, and made some little pieces; my brother, thinking it might turn to account, encouraged me, and put me on composing occasional ballads.
  • In New York and Philad'a the printers were indeed stationers; they sold only paper, etc., almanacs, ballads, and a few common school-books.

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