1867 Folk Songs American & British Poetry Tennyson Shakespeare Longfellow Burns. John Williamson Palmer was a 19. Century American poet and lyricist who published an impressive collection of British and American folk poems entitled simply' Folk Songs'. This work includes the poems and folk lyrics of works of famous writers such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Burns, and even Shakespeare. New York : Charles Scribner and Co.Collation: Complete with all pages. Binding: Leather; tight and secure. 9in X 6.25in (22cm x 16cm).