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Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
14-May-19 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
The point of discussing Child's attitudes was that I thought somebody said it was a pity he had not been more explicit about his selection criteria, and I thought his attitudes might throw light on this.

Given that Child states in his encycolpaideia entry that it is plain that 'popular ballads' were produced by an elite it seems to me likely that his opinion on whether some thing might have been produced by the elite he had in mind might have been a criterion?