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Illustration - 1st Illustration on Bod8122

IconClass Codes:
46C24(SHIP)(+63): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME) (+ under way, at sea (~ travelling))
46C26: Steamsailer
25H23: Sea (seascape)

Sheet - 2806 c.14(63)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 40

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7635

Title: Paddy Murphy from Ballenascreen

First Line: I'm a broken-hearted girl that's been sadly betrayed

Authors:  Wilson, John

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7785

Title: Bonnie Scotland I adore thee

First Line: Bonnie Scotland! I adore thee

Notes:  2806 c.13(6) is another issue but the first ballad is different 2806 c.14(40) is another issue but the first ballad is different 2806 c.14(44) is another issue but the first ballad is different 2806 c.14(100) is another issue but the first ballad is different

Themes:  Scotland

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Sheet - 2806 d.31(63)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 218

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13011

Title: The honest working man

First Line: We've sung of heroes brave and good

Themes:  Working class

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8653

Title: Massa's in the cold ground

First Line: Round the meadows am a ringing

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

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Sheet - Wood E 25(63)

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

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1663 and 1674

Ballad - Roud Number: V29138

Title: The praise of brewers: or, The brewers bravery

First Line: There's many a clinking verse was made

Tune: No body can deny


ESTC: R181995

Subjects:  Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658

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Sheet - Firth b.20(63)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1679


Title: The Jesuits character. Written by a member of the Popish club

First Line: The Jesuits they are a sort of men

Tune: The blacksmiths tune, Which no body can deny


ESTC: R226359

Themes:  Catholic Church

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Sheet - Ashm. G 16(63)

Imprint Names:  C., G.Taylor, R.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondon

Date  1685

Ballad - Roud Number: V9118

Title: The Salamanca doctor's farewel: or, Titus's exaltation to the pillory, upon his conviction of perjury. A ballad

First Line: Come listen, ye Whigs, to my pitiful moan

Tune: Packington's pound


ESTC: R33712

Subjects:  Oates, Titus, 1649-1705

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Sheet - Curzon b.41(63)

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [1840]

Series Identifier: 141

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V497

Title: [Remo]val of Napoleon Buonaparte's ash[es]

First Line: Attend, you gallant Britons bold

Subjects:  Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 17497

Title: Speak of a man as you find him

First Line: Oh, speak of a man as we find him

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Sheet - Don. b.13(63)

Imprint Names:  Deacon, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1671 and 1704

Ballad - Roud Number: V8905

Title: The merry milk-maids: or, The country damosels pleasure in their rural labours

First Line: Ye nymphs and silvian-gods

Tune: The milking-pail


ESTC: R16821

Themes:  Agricultural laborersRural society

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Sheet - 2806 c.16(63)

Imprint Names:  Jacques, G.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  c.1850

Series Identifier: 50

Ballad - Roud Number: 964

Title: Kirkdale gaol

First Line: Good people all give ear, I pray

Themes:  Prisons

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Sheet - 2805 c.6(63)

Imprint Names:  Clark, Charles

Imprint Locations:  Great Totham

Date  between 1828 and 1866

Ballad - Roud Number: V10196

Title: Sylvan shades

First Line: 'Tis evening, and the sun's bright beams are fading in the west

Authors:  Clark, Charles, 1806-1880

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Sheet - Harding B 3(63)

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

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: T168241

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social statusBeggars

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Sheet - Wood 401(63)

Imprint Names:  Coles, F.Vere, T.Gilbertson, W.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1658 and 1664

Ballad - Roud Number: 1016

Title: The honour of an apprentice of London

First Line: Of a worthy London prentice my purpose is to speake

Tune: All you that are good fellows


ESTC: R218024

Subjects:  Cheshire (England)London (England)TurkeyElizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603

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Sheet - Harding B 19(63)

Imprint Names:  Nugent, J.F. & Co.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Notes:  Part of a sheet of six ballads; see Harding B 19(66), which is the opposite half of another copy.

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4894

Title: The Kerry eagle

First Line: You son's of Hibernia, now listen a while to my song

Subjects:  O'Connell, Daniel, 1775-1847

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5180

Title: Aughrim fox hunt

First Line: Come all you brave sportsmen attend to my song

Themes:  Hunting

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5010

Title: An admired song called Glendalough

First Line: You heavenly muses assist my genious

Notes:  Incomplete. For the remainder see Harding B 19(66). 2806 b.9(263) is a complete copy.

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Sheet - Wood 402(63, 64)

Imprint Names:  Wright, John

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  c.1667

Notes:  Reference: STC 18644.5. Torn at corners.

Ballad - Roud Number: 288

Title: The Norfolke gentleman his last will and testament

First Line: Now ponder well you parents deare

Tune: Rogero


ESTC: S94494

Themes:  Orphans

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Sheet - Harding B 31(63)

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Notes:  Border: Ethiopian.

Ballad - Roud Number: 13921

Title: Mother kissed me in my dream

First Line: Lying on my dying bed

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Sheet - Harding B 5(63)

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Notes:  G.A. Oxon. b.96(7) is another edition. The same illustration is used in Douce Ballads 3(25b).

Ballad - Roud Number: 3729

Title: A lamentable ballad of fair Rosamond, concubine to Henry 2nd

First Line: When as king Henry rul'd the land

Tune: Flying fame

Authors:  Deloney, Thomas, 1543-1600

Subjects:  Clifford, Rosamond, d. 1176Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189Eleanor, of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, 1122-1204

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Sheet - Firth b.25(63)

Imprint Names:  Brereton, P.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  [1865]


Title: A new song on the Exhibition of sixty-five

First Line: Good people of city high and low both old and young

Subjects:  Dublin (Ireland)

Themes:  1865Dublin exhibition

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Sheet - Douce adds. 137(63)

Imprint Names:  Wrighton, D.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1812 and 1830

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 514

Title: The holly & the ivy

First Line: The holly and the ivy

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3333

Title: Twelve articles

First Line: One God there is, in wisdom, glory, might

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Religion

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Sheet - Harding B 11(63)

Imprint Names:  [Ryle and Paul]

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1838 and 1859

Notes:  Harding B 11(62) is another impression

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13830

Title: And you'll remember me

First Line: When other lips, and other hearts

Authors:  Bunn, A. (Alfred), 1796-1860

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15021

Title: The fair land of Poland

First Line: When the fair land of Poland was plough'd by the hoof

Subjects:  Poland

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1640

Title: Quite politely

First Line: When first in Lunnun I arrived, on a visit, on a visit

Themes:  Countryman in London

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Sheet - Wood 417(63)

Imprint Names:  Smith, F.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1681

Ballad - Roud Number: V3569

Title: Treason unmasqued, or Truth brought to light

First Line: Now at last the riddle is expounded


ESTC: R5489

Themes:  Popish plot

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Sheet - Johnson Ballads fol. 63

Imprint Names:  Laurie and Whittle

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1796

Ballad - Roud Number: V3196

Title: The adventures of a young whipstitch, a tale

First Line: A London taylor, (as 'tis said,)

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Sheet - Firth c.22(63)

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [1855]

Ballad - Roud Number: V3808

Title: The Sunday beer bill is repealed

First Line: Arouse lads, arouse! bid adieu to the pump

Tune: Bailiffs are coming

Themes:  Taverns

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Sheet - Firth c.26(63)

Imprint Names:  Cadman, J.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1855

Series Identifier: 96

Ballad - Roud Number: 23262

Title: Child's dream

First Line: Before a lonely cottage once

Themes:  Death - children

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Sheet - Firth c.8(63)

Imprint Names:  Morgan, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1756

Notes:  6 p.


Title: A sequel to Hosier's ghost: or Old Blakeney's reception into the Elysian fields. A ballad

First Line: O'er th' Elysian meadows ranging

Notes:  \"Written by a Patriot of Ireland ... Dublin, 10th July, 1756\"


ESTC: T115292

Themes:  Seven Years War, 1756-1763

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Sheet - Firth c.17(63)

Imprint Names:  Scott, J.Wood, J.

Imprint Locations:  PittenweemEdinburgh

Date  18--

Series Identifier: 245

Ballad - Roud Number: V2969

Title: Mother don't you cry, or The transport's return

First Line: Oh! well I can remember now, when but a little boy

Themes:  Transported convict

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