1831 - Lewis, Samuel - Topographical Dictionary of England (08)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1831
Author Lewis, Samuel
Title A Topographical Dictionary of England, comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate and Market Towns, Parishes, Chapelries, and Townships, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with Historical and Statistical Descriptions
Mentions Ballad of Robin Hood
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-06-10. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


 [...] The lawless and predatory habits of the ancient borderers, so large a portion of whom inhabited this county [i.e. Northumberland], are well known they were finally suppressed about the commencement of the last century; and the numerous ballads in which the achievements of these half-licensed brigands were celebrated, have, like the ballad of Robin Hood, ceased to engage the public mind, but have assumed a less changeable form in the volumes of Percy and of Scott, as lasting memorials of a state of manners which, at least in Britain, has probably disappeared for ever.[1]

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