The book of British Ballads

Item Type: JAS Known Contents
Creator: J. C. Hall
Publisher: London: John Virtue
Issued: 1849
Source: Memoirs p. 71: “To sum up this chapter of the spiritual terrors of my childhood, I may mention some literature which took hold of my imagination. We had a book of old ballad in two volumes, illustrated by Maclise and other draughtsmen. The pictures to ‘Glenfinlas’, the ‘Eve of St John’ and ‘Kempion’ , made me feel uncomfortable. But I think that Marley’s ghost in one of Dicken’s Christmas tales—was it done by Cruikshank?—bit deeper.”
Author of this Entry: RW