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Edition - Bod406

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20841

Title: The fox and the badger dismiss'd

First Line: Good people a moment listen to me

Themes:  Politics and government - 18th century

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V32854

Title: The turn coat

First Line: To you Mr. John I speak as I think

Themes:  Politics and government - 18th century

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5183

Title: The crafty old fox

First Line: Well met brother freemen what news from the court

Themes:  Politics and government - 18th century

Johnson Ballads fol. 345

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V11420

Titles:
The old British foxhunter's cry. Talio, talio

First Lines:
To lead on the war, and to humble proud France

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3261

Titles:
The call of honour, addressed to the brave and loyal volunteers of Birmingham

First Lines:
Unfurl'd the British standard flies

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V7976

Titles:
To Robert Earl of Oxford, late Lord Treasurer, on his excess of mirth, at the proclaiming of his majesty king George
To Robert earl of Oxford, late Lord Treasurer, on his excess of mirth, at the proclaming [sic] of his majesty king George

First Lines:
I thought to have sent

Subjects:
Harley, Robert, Earl of Oxford, 1661-1724

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9100

Titles:
The seven wise-men of England

First Lines:
Seven planets they do grace the skies

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V14216

Titles:
The hatchet & block, or L---d B---'s triumph. A new song

First Lines:
Good people attend I'll sing you a song

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1335

Titles:
Iohn Bull's house sett in flames

First Lines:
Iohn Bulls house in flames, to whom is this owing?

Subjects:
Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8825

Titles:
The names and characters of the new ministry. Addressed to the public

First Lines:
The wheel of England's turn'd about

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6466

Titles:
To their betters

First Lines:
Attend ye great! -- nor spurn the humble lay

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century
Liberty

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V4440

Titles:
Neck or nothing; or The devil take the hindmost. An excellent new ballad

First Lines:
Young Perkin's lately come over

Themes:
Jacobitism
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9327

Titles:
The lovers farewel to his unconstant mistris
A new song, on the election; or, The parliament man

First Lines:
All in a morning clear and fair
Quidnuncs and polite asses, see what our parliament passes

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century
Parliament

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V14184

Titles:
The widows and orphans triumph: or The projector defeated

First Lines:
John the Quaker, did invent

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V11441

Titles:
The donkey-o: a new song

First Lines:
When I a stripling was at school

Subjects:
Thurlow, Edward, 1731-1806

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V11031

Titles:
The prodigal son; or, the Brute among the beasts; to feed Swine

First Lines:
But here we declare, 'tis not our intent

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V13115

Titles:
A hue and cry after the Lord B---k or Young Perkin glad to see his friends

First Lines:
When guilty consciences do knaves accuse

Subjects:
Stuart, James Francis Edward, 1688-1766
Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, Viscount, 1618-1751

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3344

Titles:
The fly machine for Scotland

First Lines:
Ay gued Lord! What the devil have we got here?

Subjects:
Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5183

Titles:
The crafty old fox

First Lines:
Well met brother freemen what news from the court

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8435

Titles:
The champion of freedom

First Lines:
The foes of old England, contriving of late

Subjects:
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806

Themes:
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V14089

Titles:
The politic farmer; or, a fig for taxation

First Lines:
A whimsical farmer in Cheshire, they say

Themes:
Taxation
Politics and government - 18th century

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5552

Titles:
Perkin's farewel to all his faithful friends in Great- Britain

First Lines:
Altho', my dear friends, my eggs are all addle

Subjects:
Stuart, James Francis Edward, 1688-1766

Themes:
Jacobitism
Politics and government - 18th century

Edition - Bod4925

Imprint Names:  Barrow, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1785

Imprint: Published by J. Barrow, Aug 30, 1785. Sold by Parsley, Christ Church, Surry, and by Rich, No. 75, Fleet-Street

Notes:  An engraving.


Ballad - Roud Number: V20457

Title: Mr. Axe and Mr. Tax. The fame of the shop, or Billy's desert

First Line: I sing of the shop

Subjects:  Pitt, William, 1759-1806

Themes:  Politics and government - 18th century

Firth b.22(f. 93)

Notes:  The illustration is coloured.


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Edition - Bod4926

Imprint Names:  Rich, E.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1787

Imprint: Published as the Act directs, by E. Rich, No. 55, Fleet- Street, Feburary 1, 1787

Notes:  An engraving


Ballad - Roud Number: V14089

Title: The politic farmer; or, a fig for taxation

First Line: A whimsical farmer in Cheshire, they say

Tune: Roast beef

Themes:  Politics and government - 18th centuryTaxation

Firth b.22(f. 94)

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Edition - Bod5304

Imprint Names:  Barrow, J.ParsleyRich

Imprint Locations:  LondonChrist ChurchLondon

Date  1785

Imprint: Published by J. Barrow, Aug. 20, 1785. Sold by Parsley, Christ Church, Surry; and by Rich, No. 75, Fleet-Street


Ballad - Roud Number: V20457

Title: Mr. Axe and Mr. Tax. The fame of the shop, or Billy's desert

First Line: I sing of the shop

References:

ESTC: T41499

Subjects:  Pitt, William, 1759-1806

Themes:  Politics and government - 18th century

Johnson Ballads fol. 295

Notes:  The illustration is coloured


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Edition - Bod236

Imprint Names:  Howard, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1762

Imprint: Sold by the Author, opposite the Union Coffee-House, in the Strand, near Temple-Bar


Ballad

Title: The masquerade; or the Political bagpiper. A new comic song

First Line: Bra' John o' Boot was a bonny muckle mon

Tune: The flowers of Edinburgh

Authors:  Howard, H. (Henry)

References:

ESTC: T39022

Subjects:  Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792

Themes:  Politics and government - 18th century

Johnson Ballads fol. 162

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Edition - Bod244

Imprint Names:  Howard, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [c.1762]

Imprint: Sold by the Author, opposite the Union Coffee-House, in the Strand, near Temple-Bar


Ballad - Roud Number: V30877

Title: The queen's ass. A new humorous allegorical song

First Line: Ye Bucks and ye Jemmies who amble the Park

Notes:  Johnson Ballads fol. 165 is a reply

Subjects:  Charlotte Sophia, Queen, consort of George III, King of Great Britain, 1744-1818

Themes:  Politics and government - 18th century

Johnson Ballads fol. 164

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