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Edition - Bod14282

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

Imprint: W.S. Fortey, General Steam Printer and Publisher, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Bloomsbury

Ballad - Roud Number: V9541

Title: Racketty Jack

First Line: My name is racketty Jack

Themes:  Drinking

Harding B 15(248a)

Notes:  Slip

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Johnson Ballads 441

Notes:  Slip

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Johnson Ballads 3099

Notes:  Slip

Johnson Ballads 3164

Notes:  Slip

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Edition - Bod5849

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Imprint: Ryle & Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Bloomsbury

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13817

Title: The shells of the ocean

First Line: One summer eve, with pensive thought

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V493

Title: O say not womans love is bought

First Line: O say not woman's love is bought

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4302

Title: [T]ake a bumper and try

First Line: The woman [sic] all tell me I am false to my lass

Themes:  Drinking

Harding B 11(3494)

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Johnson Ballads 1126

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Edition - Bod5365

Imprint Names:  Ryle and Paul

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1838 and 1859

Imprint: Ryle [& Paul], Printers, (sole successors to the late J. Catnach,) 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 1127 is another issue Harding B 11(3553) is another edition.

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6810

Title: The smuggler king

First Line: There's a brave little bark, stealing out in the dark

Themes:  Smuggling

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V11714

Title: John Jones th[e] tee-toteller [sic]

First Line: John Jones was a farmer, and highly respectable

Themes:  Drinking

Johnson Ballads 1129

Notes:  The imprint is defaced.

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