1 She passed into another ballad, this time a really doleful one.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte BronteGet Context In CHAPTER III
2 This progress you will see easily in that old English ballad TURPIN HERO which begins in the first person and ends in the third person.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James JoyceGet Context In Chapter 5
3 'Why, she sings ballads, sometimes, to freshen up the others a little when they're out of spirits,' said Traddles.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
4 But there I always found her, the same bright housewife; often humming her Devonshire ballads when no strange foot was coming up the stairs, and blunting the sharp boy in his official closet with melody.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER 61. I AM SHOWN TWO INTERESTING PENITENTS
5 All evening she sang Scotch ballads to Kennicott, and when she noticed that he was chewing an unlighted cigar she smiled maternally at his secret.
6 To relieve the tedium of this untimely day she would overhaul the cupboards containing her grandfather's old charts and other rubbish, humming Saturday-night ballads of the country people the while.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyGet Context In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night