Two studies on the ballad theory of the beowulf: together with an introductory sketch of opinion (cla


From: The Eighteenth Century
Volume 47, Number 2, Summer 2006
pp. 309-329 | 10.1353/ecy.2007.0025

William Hogarth, British, 1697–1764, The Enraged Musician , 1741, engraving on ivory laid paper, 332 x 397 mm (image); 363 x 410 mm (plate); 425 x 555 mm (sheet). Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Shapiro, 1992.1, reproduction, The Art Institute of Chicago.

The ballad begins with a drama that has been enacted countless times in patriarchal cultures that fetishize female "honour": [End Page 310]

Mark well my heavy doleful Tale, You loyal Lovers all, And heedfully bear in your Breast    A gallant Ladys Fall. Long was she woo'd, ere she was won    To lead a wedded life, But Folly wrought her Overthrow Ere she became a wife.

Too soon, alas! she gave Consent    To yield unto his will, Tho' he protested to be true     And faithful to her still. She felt her...

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From: The Eighteenth Century
Volume 47, Number 2, Summer 2006
pp. 309-329 | 10.1353/ecy.2007.0025

William Hogarth, British, 1697–1764, The Enraged Musician , 1741, engraving on ivory laid paper, 332 x 397 mm (image); 363 x 410 mm (plate); 425 x 555 mm (sheet). Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Shapiro, 1992.1, reproduction, The Art Institute of Chicago.

The ballad begins with a drama that has been enacted countless times in patriarchal cultures that fetishize female "honour": [End Page 310]

Mark well my heavy doleful Tale, You loyal Lovers all, And heedfully bear in your Breast    A gallant Ladys Fall. Long was she woo'd, ere she was won    To lead a wedded life, But Folly wrought her Overthrow Ere she became a wife.

Too soon, alas! she gave Consent    To yield unto his will, Tho' he protested to be true     And faithful to her still. She felt her...

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    From: The Eighteenth Century Volume 47, Number 2, Summer 2006 pp. 309-329 | 10.1353/ecy.2007.0025William Hogarth, British, 1697–1764, The Enraged Musician , 1741, engraving on ivory laid paper, 332 x 397 mm
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