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Edition - Bod2039

Imprint Names:  Paul, J. and co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1838 and 1845

Imprint: James Paul and Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15012

Title: The maniac

First Line: Hush! 'tis the night-watch: he guards my lonely cell

Themes:  Insanity

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 14076

Title: The blue bonnets are over the border

First Line: March! march! Ettric and Tevot-dale

Authors:  Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832

Subjects:  Scotland

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5740

Title: Poor Mary Anne

First Line: Here below the green turf sleepeth

Harding B 11(2308)

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Edition - Bod11354

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Notes:  Part of a sheet of three ballads; see Harding B 11(1440).


Ballad - Roud Number: V15070

Title: The overseer and the madman

First Line: There was a noble overseer as crafty as a mouse sir

Themes:  Insanity

Firth b.27(181)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 16(188b)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod12983

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad

Title: Poor Windham

First Line: Oh! what a silly row there's been

Subjects:  Windham, William Frederick, d. 1866Windham, Charles Ashe, 1810-1870

Themes:  Insanity

Harding B 11(3115)

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Johnson Ballads 2764

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Edition - Bod7553

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: Recitations for the million 6


Ballad - Roud Number: V32893

Title: Mary, the maid of the inn

First Line: Who is she, the poor maniac! whose wildly-fixed eyes

Themes:  Insanity

Firth b.27(244)

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Harding B 11(2375)

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Johnson Ballads 2670

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Edition - Bod15889

Imprint Names:  Andrews, J.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: Andrews, Printer, 38 Chatham, Street N.Y.


Ballad - Roud Number: V15012

Title: The maniac

First Line: Hush! 'tis the night watch, he guards my lonely cell

Themes:  Insanity

Harding B 18(350)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5630

Titles:
The model workhouse master!
The overseer and the mad man

First Lines:
There was a noble overseer as crafty as a mouse sir
Come all you females pay attention

Subjects:
Bethnal Green, London (England)

Themes:
Rape
Insanity

Edition - Bod750

Imprint Names:  Walker, G.

Imprint Locations:  Durham

Date  between 1797 and 1834

Imprint: Walker, Printer, Durham

Series Identifier: 21


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15012

Title: The maniac

First Line: Hush, 'tis the night watch

Themes:  Insanity

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13865

Title: The mariner's grave

First Line: I remember the night was stormy and wet

Themes:  Naval

Firth c.12(394)

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Harding B 11(2307)

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Johnson Ballads 1625

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Johnson Ballads 1626

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Johnson Ballads 1627

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Johnson Ballads 1628

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 1628; Coloured illustration.


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Johnson d.1773(p. 132v)

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Edition - Bod9639

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed at, J. Pitt's Wholesale toy Warehouse 6 Great st. Andrew street 7 dials


Ballad - Roud Number: 968

Title: Bedlam city

First Line: Down by the side of Bedlam city

Themes:  WarInsanity

Firth c.18(140)

Notes:  Slip


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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V7824

Titles:
A new song, called The Irish boy

First Lines:
You lasses of England and Ireland also

Subjects:
Ireland

Themes:
Insanity
Seduction and abandonment

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 2891

Titles:
Poor Flora on the banks of the Boyne
Poor Flora on the banks of Boyne

First Lines:
I am a youthful damsel who loves my laddy well
I am a youthful damsel who love my laddy well

Subjects:
Ireland
London (England)

Themes:
Insanity
Seduction and abandonment

Edition - Bod4693

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed and Published by T. Watts, 14, Snowhill, Birm.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15012

Title: The maniac

First Line: Hark! 'tis the watch-man; he guards my lonely cell

Authors:  Russell, H.

Themes:  Insanity

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13248

Title: The Englishman

First Line: There's a land that bears a world-known name

Authors:  Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5367

Title: [W]hy walk I by the lonely strand

First Line: Why walk I by the lonely strand?

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V16084

Title: Jullien's grand polka

First Line: Oh! Sure the world is all run mad

Themes:  Dancing

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V3083

Title: The hunter's horn

First Line: The hunter's signal horn is sounding

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V321

Title: The Castilian maid

First Line: Oh! remember the time in Lamanchas shade

Authors:  Moore, Thomas

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 17553

Title: Merry row the bonny bark

First Line: O merry row, O merry row

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7189

Title: Deep in my soul

First Line: Deep in my soul that tender secret dwells

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V14003

Title: My own Blue Belle

First Line: My own Blue Bell!

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V30064

Title: Jack Shepard's celebrated chaunt

First Line: Its going to strange countries don't grieve me

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1621

Title: Henry's gone to the wars

First Line: Ah! my heart from my bosom did fly

Themes:  Soldiers

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 1060

Title: Rosetta and her plough boy

First Line: You constant lovers give attention

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V9566

Title: Isabel

First Line: [W]ake! dearest wake! and again united

Notes:  Only the first line survives the cropping.

Firth b.28(26a)

Notes:  Imperfect; cropped along bottom edge. Stamp on reverse: Bodleian Library 22 April 1918. Large format.



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Edition - Bod1689

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Imprint: Printed by Jennings, Water-lane, Whitefriars, London


Ballad

Title: The unhappy lass of Canterbury

First Line: Young lovers all in town or city

Themes:  SoldiersLetter-writingInsanity

2806 c.18(320)

Notes:  Slip


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Firth c.18(137)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 25(1973)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod11256

Imprint Names:  Fowler

Imprint Locations:  Salisbury

Date  between 1770 and 1800

Imprint: Fowler, Printer, Salisbury


Ballad - Roud Number: 578

Title: The maid in Bedlam

First Line: One morning, very early, one morning in the spring

Tune: Grammachree Molly

References:

ESTC: T38623

Themes:  Lovers partedInsanity

Harding B 14(34)

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Edition - Bod11742

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1154

Title: Ground ivy

First Line: Last April morn as I walk'd forth

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25718

Title: When a little farm we keep

First Line: He. When a little farm we keep

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  FarmersEducation

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15070

Title: The overseer and the madman

First Line: There was a noble overseer as crafty as a mouse sir

Subjects:  Lancaster (England)

Themes:  Insanity

Harding B 11(1440)

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Edition - Bod12064

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3091

Title: What are the wild waves saying?

First Line: What are the wild waves saying

Notes:  A dialogue between Paul and Florence, characters in Dombey and Son.

Subjects:  Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2817

Title: I've lost my child

First Line: One day as I was going by

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  PoliceClothingChildrenInsanity

Harding B 11(1827)

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Edition - Bod12433

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15070

Title: The overseer and the mad man

First Line: There was a noble overseer as crafty as a mouse sir

Themes:  Insanity

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2657

Title: Go it, Neddy

First Line: My toggery I took out of pawn

Themes:  AdulteryWorking class

Harding B 11(2896)

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Edition - Bod7333

Imprint Names:  Pigott, C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Charles Pigott, Printer, 52, Compton Street, Clerkenwell London


Ballad - Roud Number: 6458

Title: Crazy Jane

First Line: Why fair maid in every feature

Authors:  Lewis, Matthew Gregory, 1775-1818

Themes:  Unrequited loveInsanity

Firth b.26(46)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod7369

Imprint Names:  Walker, G.

Imprint Locations:  Durham

Date  between 1797 and 1834

Imprint: Walker, Printer, Durham

Series Identifier: 61


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V248

Title: Sammy Slap the bill sticker

First Line: I'm Sammy Slap the bill-sticker, and you must all agree sirs

Themes:  BillpostingNewspapers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15012

Title: The maniac

First Line: Hush! 'tis the night watch, he guards my lonely cell!

Themes:  Insanity

Firth b.26(508)

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Harding B 11(3419)

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Johnson Ballads 1665

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Johnson d.1773(p. 131v)

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Edition - Bod8174

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Imprint: Printed and sold by Jennings, Water-lane, Fleetstreet, London


Ballad - Roud Number: 605

Title: Nancy's complaint in Bedlam

First Line: As through Moorfields I walked one evening in the spring

Themes:  Lovers reunitedInsanity

Firth c.18(138)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod9739

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 578

Title: The maid of Bedlam

First Line: One morning very early, one morning in the spring

Themes:  Lovers partedInsanity

Firth c.18(139)

Notes:  Imprint defaced Slip


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Edition - Bod9919

Imprint Names:  Todd, J.

Imprint Locations:  Easingwold

Date  c.1815

Imprint: Todd, Printer, Easingwold

Series Identifier: 66


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 3868

Title: Dr Stafford, and the weavers' daughter

First Line: One evening as walk'd by the rocks of Mile

Themes:  Unrequited lovePhysiciansInsanity

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V14136

Title: A traveller stopped at a widows gate

First Line: A traveller stopped at a widow's gate

Authors:  Colman, George, 1762-1836

Firth c.18(55)

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Edition - Bod15116

Imprint Names:  Pollock, J.K.

Imprint Locations:  North Shields

Date  between 1815 and 1855

Imprint: Pollock, Printer, North Shields


Ballad - Roud Number: 3868

Title: Doctor Stafford, and the weaver's daughter

First Line: One evening as I walked, by the rocks of Mile

Themes:  Unrequited lovePhysiciansInsanity

Harding B 25(531)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod17527

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 3868

Title: Doctor Stafford

First Line: One day was I was walking down by the banks of Clyde

Subjects:  Clyde River (Scotland)

Themes:  Unrequited lovePhysiciansInsanity

Harding B 25(529)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod17824

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V7824

Title: A new song, called The Irish boy

First Line: You lasses of England and Ireland also

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Seduction and abandonmentInsanity

Harding B 25(912)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod17825

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 565

Title: The Irish boy

First Line: Its once I was courted by a bonny Irish boy

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Seduction and abandonmentInsanity

Harding B 25(913)

Notes:  Slip


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