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Ballade of Dead Cities. To E. W. Gosse

Architecture News - Apr 20, 2010 - 20:01   3985 views

The ballade was an old French form of verse in France, revived by Theodore de Banville, and restored to an England which had long forgotten the Middle Ages, by Mr. Austin Dobson and Mr. Edmund Gosse. They were the first to reintroduce these pleasant old French nugae, while an anonymous author let loose upon the town a whole winged flock of ballades of amazing dexterity.