1859. Volume 2 of 2. With short introductions to the different reigns and notices of the airs from writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Also a short account of the minstrels. Contents Volume II: Conjectures as to Robin Hood; Ballads relating to the adventures of Robin Hood; Puritanism in its effects upon Music and its accessories and Introduction to the Commonwealth period; Songs and ballads of the civil war, and of the time of Cromwell; Introduction to the reign of Charles II.; Songs and ballads from Charles II. to William and Mary; Remarks on Anglo-Scottish songs; Specimens of ditto; Introduction to the reigns of Queen Anne, George I. and George II.; Songs and ballads of ditto; Traditional songs of uncertain date; and Religious Christmas Carols.