This Heritage Collectors™ Digital Edition contains the text of late 19th-century reprints of two of Mr. Maidment’s earliest collections of traditional ballads full of history, heartbreak,
love, lust, and poetic views of life. Both of these works were originally published privately by Mr. Maidment, for subscribers only. The originals were edited and reprinted by the Edinburgh publisher Edmund Marsden Goldsmid. In both forms the collections were later consulted extensively by other ballad editors.