ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH
FRANCIS JAMES CHILD
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
NEW YORK: 11 EAST SEVENTEENTH STREET
The Riverside Press, Cambridge
London: Henry Stevens, 4 Trafalgar Square
One Thousand Copies Printed.
Copyright, 1882, by F. J. Child.
All rights reserved.
The Riverside Press, Cambridge:
Printed by H. O. Houghton and Company.
FREDERICK J. FURNIVALL, ESQ.,
My Dear Furnivall:
Without the Percy MS. no one would pretend to make a collection of the English Ballads, and but for you that manuscript would still, I think, be beyond reach of man, yet exposed to destructive chances. Through your exertions and personal sacrifices, directly, the famous and precious folio has been printed; and, indirectly, in consequence of the same, it has been transferred to a place where it is safe, and open to inspection. This is only one of a hundred reasons which I have for asking you to accept the dedication of this book from
Your grateful friend and fellow-student,
F. J. CHILD.
Cambridge, Mass., December 1, 1882.