Francis James Child (February 1, 1825–September 11, 1896) was an American scholar, educationist, and folklorist, who collected what came to be known as the Child Ballads. Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Year 1825 ( MDCCCXXV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 1896 ( MDCCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Folkloristics is the formal academic study of Folklore. What actually constitutes folklore is disputed even within the discipline but generally folklore focuses on the The Child Ballads are a collection of 305 Ballads from England and Scotland, and their American variants collected by Francis James Child
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he attended Boston Latin School and graduated from Harvard in 1846, topping his class in all subjects. The Boston Latin School is a public exam school founded on April 23 1635, in Boston, Massachusetts, making it the For the game see 1846 (board game. Year 1846 ( MDCCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display He was tutor in mathematics in 1846-1848; and in 1848 was transferred to a tutorship in history, political economy and English literature. Mathematics is the body of Knowledge and Academic discipline that studies such concepts as Quantity, Structure, Space and Year 1848 ( MDCCCXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap The term English literature refers to Literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by Writers not necessarily from After two years of study in Europe, in 1851 he succeeded Edward T. Channing as Harvard's Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory. 1851 ( MDCCCLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Edward Tyrrel Channing ( December 12, 1790 &ndash February 8, 1856) was a professor at Harvard College, brother to the noted Rhetoric has had many definitions no simple definition can do it justice Elocution is the study of formal speaking in Pronunciation, Grammar, style and tone. Child held this position until Adams Sherman Hill was appointed to the professorship in 1876.
Child studied English drama (having edited Four Old Plays in 1848) and Germanic philology, the latter at Humboldt University, Berlin, and the University of Göttingen during a leave of absence, 1849-1853; and he took general editorial supervision of a large collection of the British poets, published in Boston in 1853 and following years. Drama was introduced to England from Europe by the Romans, and Auditoriums were constructed across the country for this purpose See Comparative linguistics for the narrower field of "comparative philology" For other universities in Berlin see List of Universities in Berlin. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. The University of Göttingen ( German: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) is a University in the city of Göttingen, Germany. Year 1849 ( MDCCCXLIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1853 ( MDCCCLIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common He edited the works of Edmund Spenser (5 vols. Edmund Spenser (c 1552 &ndash 13 January, 1599) was an important English Poet and Poet Laureate best known for The , Boston, 1855), and at one time planned an edition of Chaucer, but contented himself with a treatise, in the Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 1863, entitled "Observations on the Language of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales," which did much to establish Chaucerian grammar, pronunciation and scansion as now generally understood. Geoffrey Chaucer (c 1343 – 25 October 1400? was an English author poet Philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and Diplomat. Year 1863 ( MDCCCLXIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Grammar is the field of Linguistics that covers the Rules governing the use of any given natural language. A system of scansion is a way to mark the metrical patterns of a line of Poetry.
His largest undertaking, however, grew out of an original collection, in his British Poets series, of English and Scottish Ballads, selected and edited by himself, in eight small volumes (Boston, 1857-1858). Thenceforward the leisure of his life--much increased by his transfer, in 1876, to the new professorship of English--was devoted to the comparative study of British vernacular ballads. Year 1876 ( MDCCCLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Vernacular refers to the Native language of a country or a locality A ballad is a Poem usually set to Music; thus it often is a story told in a Song. He accumulated, in the university library, one of the largest folklore collections in existence, studied both manuscript and printed sources, and carried his investigations into the ballads of languages other than English, meanwhile giving a sedulous but conservative hearing to popular versions still surviving. George Lyman Kittredge was among his students, and considered himself custodian of Child's scholarly tradition. George Lyman Kittredge ( February 28, 1860 – July 23, 1941) was a scholar of English literature and a professor at Harvard
His final collection was published as The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, at first in ten parts (1882-1898), and then in five quarto volumes, for a long time the authoritative treasury of their subject. The Child Ballads are a collection of 305 Ballads from England and Scotland, and their American variants collected by Francis James Child Year 1882 ( MDCCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1898 ( MDCCCXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a Book from a number of folded or unfolded sheets of Paper or other material Professor Child worked and "overworked" to the last, dying in Boston after completing his task apart from a general introduction and bibliography. A sympathetic biographical sketch was prefixed to the work by his pupil and successor George Lyman Kittredge. George Lyman Kittredge ( February 28, 1860 – July 23, 1941) was a scholar of English literature and a professor at Harvard
For a listing of all the Child ballad types, and links to more information on each individual type, see List of the Child Ballads. This list of the Child Ballads contains all the 305 ballad types in Francis James Child 's collection Popular English and Scottish Ballads, collected in the 19th