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Let me make the ballads, and who will may make the laws.” Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, in Scotland, wrote to the Marquis of Montrose, “I knew a very wise man of Sir Christopher Musgrave’s sentiment. He believed, if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws” (1703).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Balios
Balisarda or Balisardo
Balistraria
Baliverso (in Orlando Furioso)
Balk
Balker
Balkis
Ball
Balls
Ballad
Ballads
Ballambangjan (The Straits of)
Ballast
Balle
Ballendino (Don Antonio)
Ballet (pronounce bal-lay)
Balliol College
Balloon (A pilot)
Balloon Post
Balm (French, baume)
Balmawhapple