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Sheet - Harding B 6(6)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6042

Title: Nan of the hill

First Line: Assist me every tuneful bird

References:

ESTC: T195205


2nd Ballad

Title: Take care how you marry

First Line: When that I was about 20 years old, fal lal lal

References:

ESTC: T195206

Themes:  Marriage



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Sheet - Vet. A1 b.6(6)

Imprint Names:  Butler, J.

Imprint Locations:  Worcester

Date  c.1792

Ballad - Roud Number: 9735

Title: The Spanish lady's love to an English captain

First Line: Will you hear of a Spanish lady

Authors:  Deloney, Thomas, 1543-1600



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Sheet - Vet. A6 b.13(6)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  Winslow

Date  1882

Notes:  Dated Winslow, October 1882. Printed on yellow paper


Ballad

Title: \"If a man die, shall he live again?\"

First Line: There are some preachers, tis a truth most sad



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Sheet - 2806 d.31(6)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 77


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1682

Title: Not a lad in the world like a sailor for me

First Line: As I went walking one morning in spring

Themes:  Sailors


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1017

Title: Paddy Bregan's marriage

First Line: I am here now before you, I come from green Erin

Themes:  Marriage



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Sheet - 28825 c.1(6)

Imprint Names:  Cawe, G., widow of

Imprint Locations:  Brussels

Date  c.1714

1st Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Boertjens lust, Hertjens rust

First Line: De boertjens maecken vreught en goede ciere


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Een nieuw vermaeckelyck liedeken van den snellen jaegher van't haesken

First Line: Het is Aurora met haer straelen

Tune: Pannebroeck



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Sheet - Firth c.26(6)

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Series Identifier: 512


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13278

Title: The little shamrock green

First Line: Who dare run down old Ireland when Irishmen are near

Subjects:  Ireland


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V28156

Title: The day poor Benny died

First Line: One day as through the streets I rambled, careless on my way

Tune: Nothing more

Themes:  Poverty



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Sheet - Harding B 11(6)

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Series Identifier: 377


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 12887

Title: Adam was a gentleman

First Line: Old Adam was the first man formed

Tune: Fine old English gentleman

Notes:  The verses are the same setting of type as Harding B 11(8)

Themes:  MarriageAdam (Biblical figure)


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3692

Title: Dear Kitty Gray

First Line: One morn through a village churchyard, I did stray

Notes:  The verses are the same setting of type as Harding B 11(8)

Themes:  SeductionPoverty



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Sheet - Don. b.13(6)

Imprint Names:  Deacon, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1671 and 1704

Notes:  Wood 417(160) is another edition.


Ballad

Title: An answer to Sefautian's farewel, or, Fair Sylvia's dying complaint for the decease of her love

First Line: My Sefaution, art thou deceased

References:

ESTC: R227968

Themes:  Death



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Sheet - 2805 c.6(24)

Imprint Names:  Clark, Charles

Imprint Locations:  Great Totham

Date  between 1828 and 1866

Ballad - Roud Number: V24853

Title: The present cold weather

First Line: Hold, roguish Winter! who now can at the title

Authors:  Clark, Charles, 1806-1880

Notes:  15 stanzas

Themes:  Winter



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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 - 2805 c.6(35)

Imprint Names:  Clark, Charles

Imprint Locations:  Great Totham

Date  1844

Notes:  Dated Great Totham, June 4, 1844


Ballad - Roud Number: V28913

Title: The marriage at Totham. An acrostic

First Line: G-lorious Hymen! mark again how he speeds in his bright career

Authors:  Clark, Charles, 1806-1880

Themes:  Marriage



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Sheet - Firth c.18(6)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V4486

Title: A warning to all disobedient children

First Line: Young men and maidens all attend

Themes:  Seduction and abandonmentCourtship - difference in social statusSuicide



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Sheet - Harding B 20(6)

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.BentleyStewartMeadows

Imprint Locations:  PrestonBradfordNewcastleHalshaw Moor

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Notes:  Harding B 11(121) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 75


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3091

Title: Aunt Betty's days

First Line: Good people give attention and listen to my rhymes

Themes:  Fashions


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3847

Title: Banks of the Dee

First Line: It was summer, so softly the breezes were blowing

Authors:  Tait, John, 1748-1817


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13784

Title: Happy land!

First Line: Happy land! what'er my fate in life may be



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Sheet - 2805 c.6(62)

Imprint Names:  Clark, Charles

Imprint Locations:  Great Totham

Date  between 1828 and 1866

Ballad

Title: The mother or, Maternal miseries! A parody of Dr. Watts's \"Sluggard\"

First Line: 'Tis the griefs of a mother, I heard her complain

Authors:  Clark, Charles

Themes:  Mothers



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Sheet - Harding B 28(6)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V938

Title: Ilonoge

First Line: The moments were sad when my love and I parted

Themes:  Soldiers


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13860

Title: Langolee

First Line: When I took my departure from Dublin's sweet town

Authors:  Collins, John, d. 1808



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Illustration - 2nd Illustration on Bod457

IconClass Codes:
25F6: Fishes

Illustration - 1st Illustration on Bod3276

IconClass Codes:
25F6: Fishes

Sheet - 2805 c.6(4)

Imprint Names:  Clark, Charles

Imprint Locations:  Great Totham

Date  between 1828 and 1866

Ballad - Roud Number: V26381

Title: Nature's cook

First Line: Death is the cook of nature; and we find

Authors:  Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of, 1624-1674

Notes:  From Poems ... written by ... the Duchess of Newcastle, 1668

Themes:  Death



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Sheet - Harding B 18(6)

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Notes:  Border: Ethiopian. Coloured.


Ballad - Roud Number: 4252

Title: Aint I glad to get out of the wilderness

First Line: Way down south in Beaver Creek

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy



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Sheet - Harding B 1(6)

Imprint Names:  Dicey, W. and C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1736 and 1763

Ballad - Roud Number: 560

Title: William and Susan

First Line: All in the Downs the fleet was moor'd

Tune: Black-ey'd Susan

Authors:  Gay, John, 1685-1732

References:

ESTC: T207050

Themes:  SailorsLove, pleasant



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Sheet - G. Pamph. 1665(6)

Imprint Names:  Campbell, A.

Imprint Locations:  Westminster

Date  1726

Notes:  With a folding engraved plate by William Hogarth inserted. For publication date see ESTC.


Ballad

Title: The discovery: or The squire turn'd ferret. An excellent new ballad

First Line: Most true it is, I dare to say

Tune: Hey boys up go we

Authors:  Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744Pulteney, William, Earl of Bath, 1684-1764

References:

ESTC: T5529







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Sheet - 2805 c.6(16)

Imprint Names:  Clark, Charles

Imprint Locations:  Great Totham

Date  1842

Ballad - Roud Number: V1297

Title: The trip to Tiptree; or, A lover's triumph

First Line: Youn' Simon ov Tiptree, a noice steady lad was he

Tune: The tee-totaller

Authors:  Clark, Charles, 1806-1880

Notes:  Dated Great Totham Hall, near Tiptree, Essex, February, 1842. In Essex dialect




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Sheet - 2806 c.11(6)

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Notes:  Harding B 11(487) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 575


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 3329

Title: Bundle and go

First Line: Frae Clyde's bonnie hills, where the heather was blooming


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 16967

Title: John Anderson my joe

First Line: John Anderson, my jo, John, when nature first began

Attributation: R. Burns and traditional verses

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Marriage



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Sheet - Harding B 4(6)

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Ballad - Roud Number: V1844

Title: The cruel cooper, of Ratcliff

First Line: Near Ratcliff-cross liv'd a cooper there

Themes:  SlaveryCruel fatherTurkey



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Sheet - Harding B 6(102)

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Ballad - Roud Number: 263

Title: The Berkshire tragedy, or the Wittam miller

First Line: Young men and maidens give ear

Themes:  Murder



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