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Illustration - 1st Illustration on Bod19007

IconClass Codes:
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
31A72(+72): Female sex; woman (+ two persons)
42F11: Housewife giving orders to servants
41C22: Kitchen-personnel
41C26: Preparation of food
41C211: Kitchen-interior

Sheet - Firth b.34(72)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 172


Ballad - Roud Number: V1693

Title: Countryman's ramble to London

First Line: At whoam a simple country lad

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Countryman in London



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Sheet - 2806 d.31(72)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 231


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V17977

Title: It is not on the battle field

First Line: It is not on the battle field

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

Themes:  SoldiersWar


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20790

Title: Fare thee well

First Line: Fare thee well, for I must leave thee


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13788

Title: Little Nell

First Line: They told him gently she was dead

Authors:  Yonge, Charlotte Mary, 1823-1901

Notes:  Based on an episode in Charles Dickens, The Old curiosity shop



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Sheet - G. Pamph. 2228(72)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1680

Ballad - Roud Number: V30751

Title: The Wiltshire ballad

First Line: From Salisbury, that low-hous'd town

References:

ESTC: R39767




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Sheet - 2806 c.16(72)

Imprint Names:  Bebbington, J.O.Beaumont, J.Andrews, H.

Imprint Locations:  ManchesterLeedsLeeds

Date  between 1855 and 1858

Series Identifier: 328


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V11537

Title: My grandfather was a most wonderful man

First Line: My grandfather was a most wonderful man

Notes:  Verse and prose


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 309

Title: Canada, I O

First Line: There was a gallant lady all in her her [sic] tender years

Themes:  Sailors



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Sheet - Harding B 18(72)

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Notes:  Border: Clown.


Ballad - Roud Number: 409

Title: The butcher boy

First Line: In Jersey-city where I did dwell

Themes:  Suicide



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Sheet - Pamph. B 179(72)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [1688]

Ballad - Roud Number: V30629

Title: The explanation

First Line: Our priests in holy pilgrimage

Tune: Hey boys up go we

References:

ESTC: R213665

Themes:  Religious controversy - 17th century



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Sheet - Wood 402(71, 72)

Imprint Names:  Grove, F.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1623 and 1661

Ballad - Roud Number: V4234

Title: Win at first, lose at last; or, a new game at cards

First Line: Yee merry hearts that love to play

Tune: Ye gallants that delight to play

Authors:  Price, Laurence, 1628-1680

Notes:  The text is the same as: A knave at the bottom

References:

ESTC: R182786

Subjects:  Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658Charles II, king of England, 1630-1685Booth, George, 1622-1684

Themes:  Restoration of the monarchy, 1660Politics and government - 17th century



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Sheet - Harding B 31(72)

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Notes:  Border: Ship (variant). With additional scenes of firemen and soldiers on parade.


Ballad

Title: McClellan's farewell to the army of the Potomac

First Line: We're the boys who are firm and ready

Tune: Gay and happy

Notes:  With an opinion of McClellan, in prose, by major-general Burnside

Subjects:  McClellan, George B., 1826-1885

Themes:  American Civil War, 1861-1865



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Sheet - Wood E 25(72)

Imprint Names:  Coles, F.Vere, T.Wright, J.Clarke, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1674 and 1679

Notes:  4o Rawl. 566(103) is another edition


Ballad

Title: A description of old England: or A true declaration of the times

First Line: Was ever the like in any age known

Tune: Is not old England grown new

References:

ESTC: R235685

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism



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Sheet - Harding B 5(72)

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Notes:  Harding B 5(71) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V6791

Title: The breath of life

First Line: When first I drew the breath of life

Themes:  SailingWeather



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Sheet - 2806 c.14(72)

Imprint Names:  Lindsay, J.

Imprint Locations:  Glasgow

Date  between 1851 and 1910

Notes:  2806 c.14(18) is another impression but with a different first ballad

Series Identifier: 72


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 7022

Title: The dark girl dressed in blue

First Line: When first in Glasgow I arrived, the truth I will unfold

Themes:  Deception


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 12904

Title: Bonny Mary of Argyle

First Line: I have heard the mavis singing

Authors:  Jefferys, Charles, 1807-1865



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Sheet - Harding B 11(72)

Imprint Names:  Walker, G.

Imprint Locations:  Durham

Date  between 1797 and 1834

Notes:  Compare the first illustration to the illustration on p. 129 of Select Fables; with cuts ... by Thomas and John Bewick, and others ... (Newcastle, 1820).

Series Identifier: 32


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1610

Title: Answer to Colin & Phoebe

First Line: Come, come dearest Phoebe, let's away to the fair

Themes:  Fairs


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1076

Title: Follow the drum

First Line: 'Twas in the merry month of May

Themes:  SoldiersVolunteers



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Sheet - 2806 c.15(72)

Imprint Names:  Nugent, J.F. & Co.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Ballad - Roud Number: V5010

Title: An admired song called Glendalough

First Line: You heavenly muses assist my genious



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Sheet - Firth c.12(72)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 674


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 707

Title: The Cumberland's crew

First Line: Now comrades assemble and list to my ditty

Themes:  Naval battles


2nd Ballad

Title: Bread, cheese and ale

First Line: Tho' the subjects of my song to the classic don't be long

Themes:  Food



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Sheet - Firth b.25(72)

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.Batchelar, T.Sharman

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonCambridge

Date  between 1813 and 1838

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 7758

Title: Billy Barlow

First Line: O when I was born, says old mother Goose


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2699

Title: The wounded hussar

First Line: Alone on the banks of the dark rolling Danube

Themes:  WarSoldiers - death in battle



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Sheet - 2806 c.13(72)

Imprint Names:  Lindsay, J.

Imprint Locations:  Glasgow

Date  between 1851 and 1910

Series Identifier: 74


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4153

Title: Pretty little Sarah

First Line: My hear tis [sic] like a pumpkin, swollen with love


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3230

Title: Charming blue-eyed Mary

First Line: As I walked out one summer's morning



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Sheet - Firth c.26(72)

Imprint Names:  Bebbington, J.O.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  c.1850

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12547

Title: Our merry town

First Line: Gosh, dang it lads I've come again though many a mile I've been

Tune: Kitty Jones


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 22830

Title: The wanderer

First Line: O cease a while ye winds to blow



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Sheet - Firth c.17(72)

Imprint Names:  Stone, R.Burridge, W.Keys, E.

Imprint Locations:  ExeterTruroDevonport

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 546

Title: George Barnwell

First Line: In Cheapside there liv'd a marchant

Themes:  MerchantsMurderApprentices


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1354

Title: Young William of the royal waggon train

First Line: One lovely morning as I was walking

Themes:  Soldiers



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Sheet - Harding B 12(72)

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1812

Notes:  An engraving.


Ballad - Roud Number: V529

Title: Parody on the Bee proffer's honey

First Line: A kid of a boozy staggering mien

Themes:  Butchers



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Sheet - Firth b.26(72)

Imprint Names:  Paul, C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15094

Title: I'm a gent

First Line: I'm a gent, I'm a gent, I'm a gent ready made

Themes:  Dandies


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3089

Title: A life on the ocean wave

First Line: A life on the ocean wave

Authors:  Serjeant, E.

Themes:  Naval



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Sheet - Harding B 1(72)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V15880

Title: The tragical ballad of the nobleman's cruelty to his son

First Line: Both parents and lovers I pray now attend

Themes:  Love, unfortunateCruel parentsWarGhostsClergy



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Sheet - Johnson Ballads fol. 72

Imprint Names:  Laurie and Whittle

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1809

Series Identifier: 505


Ballad - Roud Number: V1896

Title: The ghost of a scrag of mutton

First Line: A scholar one time, tho' I can't tell you when

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1768-1833

Performers:  SmithReeves, Sims, 1818-1900

Performance Locations:  Sadler's Wells Theatre



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Sheet - Harding B 10(72)

Imprint Names:  Laurie and Whittle

Imprint Locations:  London

Artists:  Cruikshank, George

Date  1810

Notes:  Reference: The Cruikshankian Momus (1892)

Series Identifier: 514


Ballad - Roud Number: V6688

Title: Bang-up -- random, or tandem. Some push along with four in hand while others drive at ramdom

First Line: With spirits gay I mount the box, the tits up to their traces

Authors:  Pocock, J.

Performers:  Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835

Performance Locations:  Lyceum Theatre

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Driving



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Sheet - Harding B 6(72)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  The same illustrations are used in Douce Ballads 3(4a).


Ballad - Roud Number: V17645

Title: Bite upon bite; or, Miser outwitted by the country lass

First Line: You pretty young maidens, I'd have you draw [near]

References:

ESTC: T195336

Themes:  ProstitutionInfants



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