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Edition - Bod4191

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby at the Goldee-ball [sic] in West- smithfield, neer the Hospital-gate

Notes:  Douce Ballads 2(151b) is another issue.


Ballad - Roud Number: V1182

Title: The married wives complaint of her unkind husband, or, A caution for maids to beware how they marry

First Line: Come all young maids that are to wed

Tune: Jonny Armstrong, or True love rewarded with loyalty

References:

ESTC: R235607

Themes:  Marriage

Wood E 25(148)

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Edition - Bod4203

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for Phillip Brooksby, near the Hospital-gate, in West- Smith-field

Notes:  Douce Ballads 1(26a) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V1827

Title: The city caper. Or, The Whet-stones-park privateer

First Line: The Jenny a small pickaroon in the park

Tune: Captain Digby's farewell

Themes:  Prostitution

4o Rawl. 566(129)

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Edition - Bod4805

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby at the Golden-Ball in Pye-corner


Ballad - Roud Number: V20698

Title: John's earnest request: or, Betty's compassionate love extended to him in a time of distress

First Line: Come open the door sweet Betty

References:

ESTC: R228258

Don. b.13(46)

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Harding B 39(148)

Notes:  Harding B 39(148) is a photocopy of Huth III.11 (Harvard College Library).


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Edition - Bod4813

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, in Pye-Corner


Ballad

Title: The difficult French-man's unsuccessful adventers; or, A new ballad of a finical monsieur, who came to marry an English lady, but could find none for his purpose

First Line: My pockets begar, were lin'd very well

Tune: There was a brisk lass

References:

ESTC: R233022

Themes:  ProstitutionForeigner in London

Douce Ballads 1(61b)

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Edition - Bod4827

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: London: Printed for Phil. Brooksby, at the Sign of the Golden- ball in Pye-corner, near West-smithfield


Ballad - Roud Number: V31907

Title: The new and true touch of the times: or, No jest like a true jest

First Line: The poor of this kingdom such times never knew

Authors:  Joy, Thomas

Themes:  PovertyEconomy and trade - 17th century

Firth c.23(81)

Notes:  Negative photograph of: Pepys Ballads IV:332


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Edition - Bod4858

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden Ball by the Hospital- G[ate in] West-smith-field

Notes:  Douce Ballads 2(247a) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V3107

Title: The west-country delight: or, Hey for Zommerset-shire

First Line: In summer time when flowers do sping [sic]

Tune: O how they did firk it

References:

ESTC: R231934

Subjects:  Somerset (England)

Douce Ballads 2(242b)

Notes:  Douce Ballads 2(242b); imprint torn.


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Harding B 39(21)

Notes:  Harding B 39(21) is a photograph of Douce Ballads 2(242b).


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Edition - Bod4953

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden-Ball in Pye-Corner

Notes:  Douce Ballads 2(194a) is another issue with different cuts


Ballad - Roud Number: V4610

Title: The Scotch wooing of Willy and Nanny

First Line: As I went forth one morning fair

Tune: Nanny O

Johnson a.57(24c)

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Edition - Bod4960

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby at the Golden Ball in Pye-corner


Ballad

Title: The true lovers admonition

First Line: You pretty little young men all

Tune: So sweet is the lass that loves me

Vet. A1 b.6(3)

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Edition - Bod4984

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden Ball, in West- smithfield

Notes:  Douce Ballads 2(254b) is another edition.


Ballad

Title: The West-country damosels complaint: or, The faithful lovers last farewel

First Line: When will you marry me William

Tune: Johnny Armstrong

References:

ESTC: R235636

Themes:  Love, unfortunate

Douce Ballads 2(245b)

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Edition - Bod4987

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: London, Printed for P. Brooksby at the Golden-Ball in Pye- Corner


Ballad - Roud Number: V24150

Title: The love sports of wanton Jemmy and simpering Jenny; or The servingman and his mistriss the chamber-maid

First Line: Tell me Jenny, tell me roundly

Tune: Tell me Jenny

Notes:  Eight stanzas. Only the first two are the same as Harding B 39(124)

References:

ESTC: R180149

Themes:  Servants

Douce Ballads 2(140a)

Notes:  Douce Ballads 2(140a) annotated in third stanza.


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Harding B 39(8)

Notes:  Douce Ballads 2(140a) annotated in third stanza. Harding B 39(8) is a photograph of Douce Ballads 2(140a).


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Edition - Bod4988

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, in West-smith-field

Notes:  Illustrations are oriented differently from text. Harding B 39(9) is a photograph of Douce Ballads 2(140b).


Ballad - Roud Number: V4874

Title: The lusty miller's recreation: or, The buxome females chief delight

First Line: The good-wife her daughter did send to the miller

References:

ESTC: R228406

Themes:  PregnancySexual intercourseMillers

Douce Ballads 2(140b)

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Harding B 39(9)

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Edition - Bod4989

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1675

Imprint: Printed for Philip Brooksby, at the Golden-Ball near the Hospitalgate, in West-Smithfiele [sic] 1675


Ballad - Roud Number: V20575

Title: The modish whore; or, Wee'l raise up our honour again

First Line: I am a knights lady and newly decay'd

References:

ESTC: R233472

Themes:  Prostitution

Douce Ballads 2(158a)

Notes:  Harding B 39(13) is a photograph of Douce Ballads 2(158a). Douce Ballads 2(158a) torn top and left edges. MS amendment in the centre column.


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Harding B 39(13)

Notes:  Harding B 39(13) is a photograph of Douce Ballads 2(158a).


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Edition - Bod4999

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: London: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden-ball, in Pye- corner


Ballad - Roud Number: V5269

Title: The Dorset-shire lovers: or, The honest innocent wooing between John the farmer and his sweet-heart Joan

First Line: Passing through a meadow, young John did Joany meet

Tune: The Scotch hay-makers

Harding B 39(127)

Notes:  Negative photocopy of the Huth copy, EBB65H(78), Harvard University, Houghton Library


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Edition - Bod5000

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Harp near the Bare-Tavern in Pye-Corner


Ballad

Title: The doubting virgins satisfaction: or, The maids answer

First Line: Dearest know I do not slight thee

Tune: The repriev'd captive

References:

ESTC: R229051

Douce Ballads 1(62a)

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Edition - Bod1008

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden-ball, neer the Hospital-gate, in Westsmithfield


Ballad - Roud Number: V28580

Title: A merry life and a short: or, The way to bring a noble to nine-pence

First Line: The world it goes merrily round

Themes:  ProstitutionMoney

4o Rawl. 566(70)

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Edition - Bod1540

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1685

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden-Ball, in Pye-Corner, 1685

Notes:  Douce Ballads 1(18b) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V4866

Title: The beggars delight. As it was sung at the Theatre-royal

First Line: [Courtiers,] courtiers, think it no harm

References:

ESTC: R214351

Themes:  Social statusSexual intercourse

Douce Ballads 1(18a)

Notes:  Sheet divided; torn left edge.


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Edition - Bod1799

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby at the Golden-Ball in West-Smithfield neer [the Hospital gate]


Ballad - Roud Number: V2104

Title: A kind husband. Or, Advice for married-men

First Line: Never let a man take heavily, the clamours of his wife

Tune: The ladies delight

References:

ESTC: R179256

4o Rawl. 566(10)

Notes:  Torn lower right corner; lacking part of imprint.


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Edition - Bod1801

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: London, Printed for Phillip Brooksby, at the Golden Ball, neer the Hospital-gate, in West-smith-field

Notes:  The first illustration is based on a portrait of Catherine of Braganza; see 4o Rawl. 566(16).


Ballad

Title: The new mode. Or, We'l raise up our honour again

First Line: I am a knights lady, and newly decay'd

References:

ESTC: R180947

Themes:  Prostitution

Edition - Bod1832

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1676

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden Ball in West-smith- field, 1676


Ballad - Roud Number: V28391

Title: The bad husbands information of ill husbandry: or, He goes far that never turns

First Line: You bonny boon blades yt are company keepers

Tune: The jovial crew

Themes:  Taverns

4o Rawl. 566(135)

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Edition - Bod1845

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Gloden [sic] Ball, neer the Hospital-gate, in West-smith-field


Ballad - Roud Number: V6463

Title: Loves better then gold: or, Money's an asse

First Line: Why should friends & kindred, gravely make thee

Themes:  Money

4o Rawl. 566(130)

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Edition - Bod1850

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby next the Golden-Ball by the Hospital- Gate in West-Smith-field


Ballad

Title: The good-fellows counsel: or, The bad husbands recantation

First Line: I had no more wit, but was trod under feet

Tune: Tan Tivye

References:

ESTC: R227192

Themes:  TavernsMoney

4o Rawl. 566(149)

Notes:  4o Rawl. 566(149) is torn on upper right corner.


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Wood E 25(19)

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Edition - Bod1911

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden-Ball, neer the Hospital-gate, in West-smith-field


Ballad - Roud Number: V3159

Title: A groatsworth of good councel for a penny: or; The bad husbands repentance

First Line: Come hither good fellows and hear what I say

Tune: Packington's pound

Themes:  DrinkingMoney

4o Rawl. 566(19)

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Edition - Bod1912

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden-Ball, in West-smith- field, neer the Hospita[l-gate]


Ballad - Roud Number: 17771

Title: Wil the merry weaver, & Charity the chamber-maid, or A brisk encounter between a young-man and his love

First Line: I am a weaver by my trade

Tune: I am a weaver by my trade, or As I am bound

Themes:  ServantsSexual intercourseWeavers

4o Rawl. 566(21)

Notes:  Torn lower right corner; lacking part of imprint.


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Edition - Bod5003

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby at the Golden Ball near the Bear Tavern in Pyecorner


Ballad

Title: Chastities conquest, or, No trusting before marriage. A new song

First Line: Canst thou not weave bonelace

Tune: Canst thou not weave bone-lace

Harding B 39(141)

Notes:  Photocopy of Huth III.4 (Harvard College Library)


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Edition - Bod5005

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby at the golden Ball in West Smithfield

Notes:  Reference: Wing L361.


Ballad

Title: The Taunton maids delight, or, Hey for the honest woosted- comber

First Line: You pretty maids where e're you are

Tune: I have a good old mother at home

Authors:  Lanfiere, Thomas

Harding B 39(136)

Notes:  Negative photocopy of Huth II.99 (Harvard College Library).


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