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Sheet - Douce Ballads 4(4)

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Ballad - Roud Number: V9016

Title: The royal dream: or, The forester's garland

First Line: As I in my closet was reading alone

References:

ESTC: N12852

Themes:  Roman empirePremonitions



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Sheet - Harding B 4(4)

Imprint Names:  Cheney, T.

Imprint Locations:  Banbury

Date  between 1767 and 1808

Ballad - Roud Number: V1844

Title: The cruel cooper of Ratcliff

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

References:

ESTC: T191973

Themes:  SlaveryCruel fatherTurkey



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Sheet - Vet. A4 d.127(4)

Imprint Names:  Price, A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1749

Ballad - Roud Number: V30472

Title: England's alarum-bell: or Give not up Gibraltar. A new ballad

First Line: Pale her looks, and clad in mourning

Tune: Come and listen to my ditty

References:

ESTC: T3175






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Sheet - 2806 c.14(4)

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Series Identifier: 247


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 23101

Title: If I had a thousand a-year

First Line: Oh: if I had a thousand a year, Gaffer Green

Themes:  Money


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 820

Title: Burns and his Highland Mary

First Line: In green Caledonia there ne'er were twa lovers



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Sheet - Douce Ballads 4(2)

Imprint Names:  [Diceys or Marshall]

Imprint Locations:  [London]

Notes:  Harding B 3(108) is another impression.


Ballad - Roud Number: 24145

Title: The Chester garland. In four parts

First Line: A merchant of London, as many report

Notes:  The text is the same as that of \"The Chester merchant\".

References:

ESTC: T30566

Subjects:  Russia

Themes:  MerchantsAdulteryCourts and lawTransvestism



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Sheet - 28825 c.1(4)

Imprint Names:  Cawe, G., widow of

Imprint Locations:  Brussels

Date  c.1714

1st Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Mey-liedeken, ofte herders sangh

First Line: Wel op mijn vridinne

Tune: Wel op mijn vridinne


2nd Ballad

Title: Klacht-liedeken, van een bedroefte Maeght, die haeren maegdom beklaeght

First Line: Komt vrinden aenhoort myn klagen

Tune: Komt vrinden aenhoort myn klagen


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Liedeken

First Line: Galathea dreef haer schaepen

Tune: den Hertogh van Lorynen


4th Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Nieuw liedeken

First Line: Wegh wegh vrouw Venus met u loose

Tune: den Bachus Godt


5th Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Minne-sangh

First Line: Claerken mijn lief gy zyt mijn welbeminde


6th Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Minne-liedeken

First Line: Ach soete engelin ick val voor u te boet!



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Sheet - Harding B 4(51)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1709

Ballad - Roud Number: V34451

Title: The dog-kennel to be lett; or, Esquire Bickerstaff's prophecy concerning the downfal of the sharpers

First Line: O yes, if in country or town

References:

ESTC: T192172



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Sheet - Harding B 4(73)

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Ballad - Roud Number: V3204

Title: News from Hyde-park. Or, a merry passage that happened between a North country gentleman and a very gaudy gallant lady of pleasure

First Line: One evening, a little before it was dark

Tune: The cros'd couple

References:

ESTC: N10345

Themes:  Prostitution



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Sheet - Ashm. G 16(4)

Imprint Names:  B., J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1683

Ballad

Title: Towzer discover'd: or A new ballade on an old dog that writes strange-lee

First Line: How unhappy a mastiffe am I

Tune: Oh how unhappy a lover am I

References:

ESTC: R185414

Subjects:  L'Estrange, Roger, 1616-1704




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Sheet - Don. b.13(4)

Imprint Names:  Grove, F.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1623 and 1661

Ballad

Title: The batchelors delight

First Line: The world's a blister sweld with care

Tune: The king's delight

References:

ESTC: S121040

Themes:  Marriage - men



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Sheet - [Rare books 4]

Imprint Names:  Upcroft, W.

Imprint Locations:  Norwich

Ballad - Roud Number: V4638

Title: Free trade and a large loaf; or, No protection, starvation & death!

First Line: Look sharp ye Free Traders, keep your weather eye open

Themes:  Economy and trade - 19th century


Sheet - Harding B 38(4)

Imprint Names:  Holland, W.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1796

Ballad - Roud Number: V12519

Title: Country and town, a favourite song

First Line: In London I never know what to be at

Authors:  Morris, Captain

Themes:  Countryman in London



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Sheet - Douce Ballads 4(23)

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Ballad - Roud Number: V9989

Title: The Berkshire lady. In four parts

First Line: Batchelors of every station

Themes:  LawyersHeiressesWoman in disguise



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Sheet - Douce Ballads 4(24)

Imprint Names:  Evans, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1813

Ballad - Roud Number: V6653

Title: The wandering young gentlewoman; or Cat-skin

First Line: You fathers and mothers and children also

Themes:  Social statusCruel fatherHeiressesWoman in disguise



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Sheet - Harding B 4(50)

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Notes:  Harding B 4(49) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V1369

Title: Patrick O'Neal, or, The Irishman's description of a man of war

First Line: O ye sons of Hibernia, who're snug on dry land

Themes:  Naval battles



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Sheet - Harding B 4(49)

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Notes:  Harding B 4(50) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V1369

Title: Patrick O'Neal. Or, The Irishman's description of a man of war

First Line: O ye sons of Hibernia; who're snug on dry land

Themes:  Sailors



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Sheet - Douce Ballads 4(5)

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Notes:  Douce Ballads 3(66b) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 2153

Title: The merchant's son; and the beggar-wench of Hull

First Line: You gallants all I pray draw near

Themes:  BeggarsTransvestism



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Sheet - Harding B 4(103)

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Ballad - Roud Number: V9963

Title: The Somersetshire tragedy: or, The wronged lady's lamentation, and untimely death

First Line: Sir William, a knight of six thousand a year

References:

ESTC: T49416

Themes:  GhostsSeduction



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Sheet - Harding B 4(56)

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Ballad - Roud Number: V7538

Title: Pretty Sally's garland. Or, Johnny's kind courtship. In two parts

First Line: Of all the girls that are so smart

Authors:  Carey, Henry, 1687-1743

References:

ESTC: T192194

Themes:  ApprenticesLove, pleasant



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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 4(107)

Imprint Names:  Evans, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1780 and 1812

Ballad - Roud Number: 224

Title: A famous sea-fight, between Captain Ward and the Rainbow

First Line: Strike up ye lusty gallants

References:

ESTC: T192414

Themes:  Piracy



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Sheet - Harding B 4(83)

Imprint Names:  Dicey, W. and C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1736 and 1763

Ballad - Roud Number: V11298

Title: The Chichester merchant: or, The victim rescu'd

First Line: A rich merchant man there was, that was both grave and wise

References:

ESTC: T192352

Subjects:  Germany

Themes:  MerchantsExecutions



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Sheet - 4 Delta 260(1)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  1712

Ballad

Title: An excellent old ballad, made at the restauration of k. Charles II. with a second part to the same tune by a modern hand

First Line: Rebellion has broken up house

Tune: Old Simon the king




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Sheet - Douce Ballads 4(21*)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  MS. Rawl. poet. 207(107, 108, 104, 105) is another issue with a different edition of the second ballad.

Sheet References:  ESTC: T226129

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V29548

Title: A new ballad

First Line: At James's house, is a damnable rout

Subjects:  Newcastle, Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of, 1693-1768George II, king of Great Britain, 1683-1760

Themes:  Politics and government - 18th century1717


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V29832

Title: An excellent new ballad on the fall of guinea's

First Line: One and twenty and six-pence, not three weeks ago

Subjects:  George I, king of Great Britain, 1660-1727

Themes:  Money



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Sheet - Johnson Ballads fol. 4

Imprint Names:  Hatchard, J.Brettell

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondon

Date  between 1801 and 1820

Ballad - Roud Number: V20341

Title: The patriot-Briton; or, England's invasion

First Line: To arms! let patriot-Britons fly

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

Themes:  Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815French invasion scares



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