New York: 'Reprinted from the Masses', 1916. 12p., sewn wraps, 3.75x7 inches, pencilled on front wrap "review this only if this was suppressed by SSV, for story of its prosecution see Truth Seeker March 16, 1918"
"Ballad" portrays Joseph as a man who saved Mary from becoming an unwed mother. The Masses was banned from New York subway newsstands after publication of this piece. *William L. O'Neill, The last romantic, a life of Max Eastman. New York, 1978. p. 43.