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Ex-Classic Ballads and Short Poems

A collection of short poetry, selected by the Ex-Classics Project.

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       Chevy Chase
       The Shepherd Swaine
       Bonnie Annie Laurie, by William Douglas
       Lilliburlero, by Thomas Wharton
       Sally in our Alley, by Henry Carey
       The Vicar of Bray
       Johnnie Cope, by Adam Skirving
       Casabianca, by Felicia Hemans
       The Song of the Shirt, by Thomas Hood
       The Sands of Dee, by Charles Kingsley
       Christmas Day in the Workhouse, by George Sims
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