Some British Ballads is a selection of traditional ballads from England and Scotland. Although far older, the ballads were anthologized during the second half of the nineteenth century by Francis James Child. Arthur illustrated Some British Ballads in 1919.
The made a paction 'tween them twa, They made it firm and sure, That the first whae'er shou'd speak, Shou'd rise and bar the door.13 inches by 17 inches. $91
They lighted next on maidens fair, Then on the bride's own head
and wi' the twinkling o' an e'e, The bride and them were fled.
As I was walking all alone,
I heard two corbies making a mane;
The tane unto the tother say,
'When shall be gang and dine today?'
O mother, mother, lay me down,
My gentle lady, make my bed,
O brother, take my sword and spear,
For I have seen the false mermaid.
'Oh hold your tongue, my pretty parrot, Lay not the blame upon me; You cage shall be made 'o the beaten gold with spakes of ivorie.'13 inches by 17 inches. $91
O it fell once upon a day
Burd Isbel fell asleep,
And' up it start, the Billy Blind,
And' stood at her bed-feet.
What became of your bloodhounds, Lord Randal my son?
What became of your bloodhounds, my handsome young man?