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Edition - Bod14887

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Imprint: H. Such, Printer Newsvender, &c &c. 123, Union Street, Borough, London

Series Identifier: 3

Ballad - Roud Number: V5400

Title: Sweet Poll of Plymouth

First Line: Sweet Poll of Plymouth was my dear

Authors:  O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833

Themes:  Press-gangs

Harding B 15(324a)

Notes:  Slip

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Edition - Bod5606

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

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

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 8179

Title: Annie Laurie

First Line: Maxwalton [sic] braes are bonne [sic]

Authors:  Scott, Alicia Anne, Lady John, 1810-1900

Subjects:  Scotland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1158

Title: The Rochester [lass]

First Line: In Rochester city a young damsel did dwell

Subjects:  India

Themes:  SailorsLetter-writingPress-gangs

Firth b.26(216)

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Edition - Bod2537

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Imprint: Ryle and Co., Printers, 2 and 3, Monmo[ut]h Court, Seven Dials

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13832

Title: Will you love me then as now?

First Line: You have told me that you love me

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15105

Title: Domestic disappointment

First Line: The voyage was past, and England's shore

Themes:  Press-gangs

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13885

Title: The thorn

First Line: From the white blossomed sloe

Harding B 11(4255)

Notes:  Torn along lower edge.

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Edition - Bod12821

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

Imprint: W.S. Fortey, Machine Printer, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials

Notes:  Firth c.13(280) is another edition with a different printer but the same cuts

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 218

Title: Oxford city

First Line: It's of a fair maid in Oxford city

Subjects:  Oxford (England)

Themes:  Jealousy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2278

Title: On board the Victory

First Line: I am a young girl whose fortune is great

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social statusPress-gangsLovers parted

Harding B 11(2901)

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Edition - Bod5793

Imprint Names:  Bebbington, J.O.Beaumont, J.Wrigley, J., Jr.

Imprint Locations:  ManchesterLeedsManchester

Date  between 1858 and 1861

Imprint: Bebbington, Printer, 31, Oldham Road, Manchester, sold by J. Beaumont, 176, York Street, Leeds [and] Printed and Sold by J. Wrigley, Junr. 3, Rochdale Road, Manchester

Notes:  Wrigley acquired Bebbington's plates; see Firth c.26(242)

Series Identifier: 347

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 12625

Title: Great big Irish stew

First Line: I am going to tell you a tale so fine

Themes:  Migrant labor - IrishCookingSt. Paul's cathedral$zLondon

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 186

Title: Pretty plough boy

First Line: It's of a pretty plough boy was gazing o'er his plough

Themes:  Social statusPress-gangsLovers parted

Harding B 11(1400)

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