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Edition - Bod21828

Imprint Names:  Walker, J.

Imprint Locations:  Durham

Date  18--

Imprint: Walker, Printer, Durham

Series Identifier: 62

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 382

Title: Dumble dum deary

First Line: Last Candlemas day a month or more

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1209

Title: Dame Durden

First Line: Dame Durden kept five serving girls

Themes:  Servants

2806 c.16(124)

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Harding B 11(1025)

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Edition - Bod5265

Imprint Names:  Dicey, W. and C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1736 and 1763

Imprint: Printed and Sold at the Printing-Office in Bow-Church-Yard, London

Notes:  Harding B 3(62) is another edition.

Ballad - Roud Number: 132

Title: The rarest old ballad that ever was seen, of the blind beggar's daughter of Bethnal-green

First Line: It is of a blind beggar that long lost his sight


ESTC: T208210

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social statusBeggars

Harding B 3(61)

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Edition - Bod11703

Imprint Names:  Walker, G.

Imprint Locations:  Durham

Date  between 1797 and 1834

Imprint: Walker, Printer, Durham

Series Identifier: 62

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3572

Title: The battle and the breeze

First Line: To Britain's glorious walls of oak

Subjects:  IndiaWest Indies

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 17497

Title: Speak of a man as you find him

First Line: Oh speak of a man as you find him

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13771

Title: The gipsy's tent

First Line: Our fire on the turf and tent 'neath the tree

Themes:  Gipsies

Harding B 11(175)

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Johnson Ballads 1566

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 1566 is a photocopy

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Johnson d.1773(p. 142v)

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