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Edition - Bod5439

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Printed and Sold at No. 4, Aldermary Church Yard


Ballad - Roud Number: 288

Title: The children in the wood: or, The Norfolk gentleman's last will and testament

First Line: Now ponder well, ye parents dear

References:

ESTC: T192105

Themes:  OrphansMurder

Harding B 4(31)

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Edition - Bod5551

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed and sold by J. Pitts 1[4] Great st Andrew street seven Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: 2298

Title: The cruel father, and constant lover

First Line: A lady's daughter in the west

Themes:  MurderCourtship - difference in social statusSuicide

2806 c.18(76)

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Firth c.18(190)

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Harding B 25(451)

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Johnson Ballads 784

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Edition - Bod11370

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Harding B 4(32) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 288

Title: The babes in the wood

First Line: Now ponder well you parents dear

References:

ESTC: T192109

Themes:  OrphansMurder

Harding B 4(33)

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Harding B 23(25)

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Johnson Ballads 2316

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Johnson Ballads 2317

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Johnson Ballads 2318

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Johnson Ballads 2319

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Johnson Ballads 2320

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Johnson Ballads 2321

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Edition - Bod18777

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Printed and sold at No. 4, Aldermary Church Yard


Ballad - Roud Number: 3853

Title: Lady Isabella's tragedy; or, The step mother [sic] cruelty

First Line: There was a lord of worthy fame

References:

ESTC: T37465

Themes:  CannibalismMurderCruel stepmother

Harding B 5(6)

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Edition - Bod23924

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Harding B 4(33) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 288

Title: The babes in the wood

First Line: Now ponder well you parents dear

References:

ESTC: T192107

Themes:  OrphansMurder

Harding B 4(32)

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Edition - Bod4222

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Printed and sold at No. 4, Aldermary Church Yard


Ballad - Roud Number: 1700

Title: The bloody gardener's cruelty; or, The shepherd's daughter betray'd

First Line: Come all you constant lovers, and to me lend an ear

References:

ESTC: N70793

Themes:  MurderCourtship - difference in social statusCruel mother

Douce Ballads 3(2b)

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Edition - Bod1360

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed and sold by J. Pitts, No. 14, Great St. Andrew- street, seven-Dials

Notes:  Harding B 3(94) is another issue Douce Ballads 4(36) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 4

Title: A tragical ballad of the unfortunate love's of lord Thomas and fair Eleanor

First Line: Lord Thomas he was a bold forest[er]

Themes:  MurderLove, unfortunate

Harding B 3(93)

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Edition - Bod5220

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed and sold by J Pitts, 6, Great St. Andrew-street, seven-Dials

Notes:  Harding B 3(93) is another issue Douce Ballads 4(36) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 4

Title: A tragical ballad of the unfortunate love's [of] lord Thomas and fair Eleanor

First Line: Lord Thomas he was a bold forester

Themes:  Murder

Harding B 3(94)

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Johnson Ballads 1034

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Johnson Ballads 1035

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Edition - Bod5259

Imprint Names:  Evans, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1780 and 1812

Imprint: Printed by J. Evans, Long-lane, West-smithfield, London

Notes:  Harding B 4(34) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 288

Title: The children in the wood, or the Norfolk gentleman's last will and testament. A true story

First Line: Now ponder well, ye parents dear

References:

ESTC: N71524

Themes:  OrphansMurder

Harding B 4(35)

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Johnson Ballads 354

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Edition - Bod5443

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J. Pitts, No. 14, Great St, Andrew Street, Seven Dials

Notes:  Harding B 4(37) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 288

Title: The children in the wood; or The Norfolk gentleman's last will and testament

First Line: Now ponder well, ye parents dear

Themes:  OrphansMurder

Harding B 4(38)

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Edition - Bod659

Imprint Names:  Evans, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1780 and 1812

Imprint: Printed And Sold By J. Evans, No. 41, Long Lane, West Smithfield

Notes:  Harding B 4(35) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 288

Title: The children in the wood; or, the Norfolk gentleman's last will and testament

First Line: Now ponder well, ye parents dear

References:

ESTC: T192103

Themes:  OrphansMurder

Harding B 4(34)

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Edition - Bod822

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

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1674 and 1679

Imprint: Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, and J. Clarke


Ballad - Roud Number: V29451

Title: Inhumane, & cruel bloody news from Leeds in Yorkshire

First Line: Alas what times here be

Tune: The bleeding heart

References:

ESTC: R215994

Subjects:  Leeds (England)

Themes:  Murder

Wood E 25(102)

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Edition - Bod6245

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed by J. Pitts, Wholesale Toy Warehose [sic] 6, Great st. Andrew street, seven Dials

Notes:  Harding B 4(38) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 288

Title: The children in the wood, or the Norfolk gentleman's last will and testament, a true story

First Line: Now ponder well ye parents dear

Themes:  OrphansMurder

Harding B 4(37)

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Johnson Ballads 765

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Opie P 550(16)

Edition - Bod12229

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Notes:  See Harding B 11(3097) for imprint. Annotated: 28.4.79. Harding B 11(3097) is another issue Harding B 11(3097) is another issue


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V14852

Title: Poor Mary-le-More

First Line: Ye cold hearted strangers merciless doings

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 561

Title: Poor Mary in the silvery tide

First Line: It's of a fair young creature who dwelt by the sea side

Themes:  Murder

Harding B 20(276)

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Edition - Bod9617

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  London

Notes:  A songbook. 4 p. With a prose account


1st Ballad

Title: Reading murder

First Line: At Reading in Berkshire what a sensation

Tune: Teddy O'Neale

Subjects:  Reading (England)

Themes:  Murder

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V32986

Title: Murder by contract

First Line: All you people pray draw near

Tune: Best friend of all

Themes:  Murder

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1737

Title: Sentence on Mrs. Dyer for the Reading murders

First Line: Mrs. Dyer's convicted and sentenced to be hung

Tune: Log cabin

Themes:  Murder

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V27503

Title: Reading

First Line: There's a charmer lived in Reading, don't you see

Subjects:  Reading (England)

Themes:  Murder

5th Ballad

Title: Reading

First Line: What wicked crimes we hear enacted

Tune: Blind Irish girl

Subjects:  Reading (England)

Themes:  Murder

Edition - Bod4677

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed and Published [b]y T. Watts, 4, Snowhill, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V632

Title: Death of Robin Adair

First Line: Now he is dead and gone, Robin Adair

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1599

Title: Blue ey'd Ellen

First Line: Farewell my blue ey'd Ellen

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 167

Title: Leicester chambermaid

First Line: It's of a brisk young butcher as I have heard 'em say

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1847

Title: Old England shall weather the storm

First Line: Old England thy stamina never hath yielded

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V200

Title: Brightly breaks the morning

First Line: Behold how brightly breaks the morning

Themes:  Fishing

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 561

Title: Poor Mary in the silvery tide

First Line: It's of a fine young creature who dwelt by the sea-side

Themes:  Murder

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 16967

Title: John Anderson my jo

First Line: John Anderson my jo, John

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Marriage

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V1848

Title: Parody on old England shall weather the storm

First Line: Oh brandy, thy virtues they never will yield to

Themes:  Drinking

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 1493

Title: The effects of love

First Line: Young lovers all I pray draw near

Firth b.28(25a)

Notes:  Stamp on reverse: Bodleian Library, 22 April 1918. Large format



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