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* CoveredUp: Inevitable, since that their authors' names are all lost to history.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop:
** The moral of "The Fair Flower of Northumberland" (Child #9) is that Scottish people are AlwaysChaoticEvil.
** "The Baffled Knight" (Child #112), wherein the hero learns that, if you meet some sweet young thing in the woods, you'd better go ahead and ''rape her right then and there'', because otherwise she'll get away. As the ''sweet young thing'' explains to him after her escape.
* MoralEventHorizon: The Captain's ingratitude in "The Golden Vanity" (Child #286)
* TearJerker: ''Many.''
** "Lord Thomas and Fair Annet" (Child #73), "Fair Margaret and Sweet William" (Child #74), "Sweet William's Ghost" (Child #77) and "The Unquiet Grave" (Child #78) all deal with StarCrossedLovers separated by death.
* UnfortunateImplications: "Little Sir Hugh" (Child #155). And how. In this case, though, it's Unfortunate Text.
* ValuesDissonance: Loads and loads.

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