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Later the name was applied to a narrative poem. This was anonymous, of folk origin, sung to their own accompaniment by the minstrels. Ballads, passed down by word of mouth, were direct and simple, with romantic, historieal, or supematural setting. Of these true medieval ballads, well-known examples are Chevy Chase, Sir Patrick Spens, Clerk Saunders. 28 CURRENT L1TERARY TERMS 29 In I76S, Bishop Percy published many old ballads in his Reliques 0/ Ancient Poetry. Sir Walter Scott collected the Border ballads.
Latin articu1us, a little joint; artus, a joint. A particular material object considered as separate from others of the same class. A separate portion or clause of a document setting forth a distinct point; for example, The Thirty-nine Articles in the Book of Common Prayer. A literary composition dealing with a particular topic, included in a newspaper, periodical, encyclopaedia, but selfcontained and independent. ASIDE. Old English on, and side. Words spoken in an undertone. In a theatrical production, words spoken by an actor which the other persons on the stage are supposed not to hear.
Flaps designed to overlap the edges of some Bibles and Prayer Books, especially those made for the pocket; also called Ribbon edges. CIRCUMLOCUTION. Latin circum, about, loqui, locutus, to speak. Roundabout and evasive speech. The use of many words where few would be dearer. A similar term is periphrasis, Greek, from phrdzein, to speak. CLARENDON TYPE. A thick-faced, condensed type. Formerly a general name for all bold types. CLASSICAL. Latin classis, one of the six divisions of the Roman peopie.
Current Literary Terms: A Concise Dictionary of their Origin and Use by A. F. Scott M.A (auth.)