AND THE TITLE? WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
"Manly they marched by two and by three,
But the foremost in battle was Mary Ambree."
("Mary Ambree", c. 1600)
"Mistress Mary Ambree, your examples are dangerous."
(Ben Jonson, London, 1609)
Dianne Dugaw performs at colleges, festivals, and conferences throughout the US and Canada. She is a professor of Literature and Folklore at the University of Oregon.
Her book, "Warrior Women & Popular Balladry, 1650-1850" can be ordered from the University of Chicago Press, www.press.uchicago.edu
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1. The Female Sailor Bold
3. Susan's Adventures
4. The Larks They Sang Melodious
5. Polly and Jack
6. The Female Warrior
7. The Cruel War
8. Mary Ambree
9. The Female Drummer
10. The Bristol Bridegroom