Child of Child Ballads by creedofhubris

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Questions:

WHICH MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURE, whose name comes from the Scots for Halichoerus gripus, is the title character in Child #113? He takes his son from his lover to raise the child, but prophesies that both he and the child will later be killed by his lover’s future husband, a harpooner.

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Selkie

A chaplain to George III and bishop of Dromore, this linguist found a folio of handwritten Middle English ballads in a manor house; its pages were being used to start fires. From that folio, since named for him, he produced a book, Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. Later Child consulted the folio for his own collection of ballads. NAME THE BISHOP.

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Thomas Percy

WHICH AUSTRALIAN ARTIST recorded "Henry Lee", a version of "Young Hunting" (Child #68), with PJ Harvey, on the aptly-named album Murder Ballads?

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Nick Cave

WHICH ACTOR was unable to reprise his role as Cornelius in Beneath The Planet of the Apes because he was busy making his directorial debut with Tam-Lin (Child #39)?

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Roddy McDowall

Another actor changed his first name from Cornelius to match WHAT TITLE of Child Ballad #162, about a British hunting party in hills near Scotland whose pursuit of game leads to a border incident?

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Chevy Chase

Child #200 features a wealthy woman abandoning her rich lifestyle to live with a man often named Blackjack Davey, and apparently based on the historical John Faa. WHAT “WRAGGLE-TAGGLE" GROUP does this man belong to?

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Gypsies

The murdered sister in The Twa Sisters (Child #10) is in many versions later turned into WHAT OBJECT, which is also the professional tool of Glasgerion/Jack Orion (Child #87) and the blind resident of Lochmaben (Child #192)?

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Harp

WHICH AUTHOR’S Minstrelsy on the Scottish Border was a source for some of the Child Ballads? He worked themes from these ballads into several of his novels and longer poems, like “Marmion”.

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Sir Walter Scott

WHICH GROUP of Scotch Presbyterians who bound themselves by solemn agreements to keep their religion dominant in Scotland (and ideally in England and Ireland as well) are the subjects of "The Battle of Otterburn" (Child #161), "The Battle of Philiphaugh" (#202), "Drumclog" (#205), and "Bothwell Bridge" (#206)?

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Covenanters

“There was Marie Seton, and Marie Beton, And Marie Carmichael, and me.’ ("Mary Hamilton", Child Ballad #173)

The second paragraph of WHAT 1929 ESSAY begins thusly: “Here then was I (call me Mary Beton, Mary Seton, Mary Carmichael or by any name you please—it is not a matter of any importance) sitting on the banks of a river a week or two ago in fine October weather, lost in thought. That collar I have spoken of, women and fiction, the need of coming to some conclusion on a subject that raises all sorts of prejudices and passions, bowed my head to the ground”?

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A Room of One's Own

"Sir Hugh" (Child #155) is about the death of a young child whose body was discovered in a well in 1255. He was allegedly tortured, scourged, and killed by a member of WHICH GROUP, which led to massacres and an Edict of Expulsion in 1290?

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Jews

WHAT POET from a prominent Boston family drew from Lamkin (Child #93) for the title of his 1947 Pulitzer-prize-winning poetry collection, Lord Weary’s Castle, which includes the poem “A Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket”?

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Robert Lowell