Joseph Addison Quote

The old song of Chevy Chase is the favourite ballad of the common people of England; and Ben Jonson used to say he would rather have been the author of it than of all his works.


The Spectator no. 70 (21 May 1711)

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The old song of Chevy Chase is the favourite ballad of the common people of England; and Ben Jonson used to say he would rather have been the author...

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The old song of Chevy Chase is the favourite ballad of the common people of England; and Ben Jonson used to say he would rather have been the author...

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The old song of Chevy Chase is the favourite ballad of the common people of England; and Ben Jonson used to say he would rather have been the author...

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The old song of Chevy Chase is the favourite ballad of the common people of England; and Ben Jonson used to say he would rather have been the author...