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Edition - Bod392

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Imprint: Printed for Jack Moneyless, Moon-asstic Penitentiary


Ballad - Roud Number: V31273

Title: Hignatious's dream? and his conversation with his Satanic majesty

First Line: As Hignatious peep'd into the regions below

Themes:  Social criticism

Johnson Ballads fol. 357a

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Edition - Bod6163

Imprint Names:  Vere, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1644 and 1680

Imprint: Printed for Tho. Vere, at the sign of the Angel, without Newgate

Notes:  The first illustration is from: A quip for an upstart courtier (1592) STC 12300; see Luborsky and Ingram, A guide to English illustrated books (2000).


Ballad

Title: [None]

First Line: A crotchet comes into my mind

Notes:  Imperfect. The title is missing

References:

ESTC: R234918

Themes:  Social criticism

Harding B 2(6)

Notes:  Imperfect: Torn.


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Edition - Bod9368

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 776


Ballad - Roud Number: V25186

Title: St. James & St. Giles. Correct and original dialogue

First Line: In St. James I drew my first breath of life, surrounded with comfort and joy

Notes:  Verse and prose

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Social criticism

Firth c.16(411)

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Firth c.26(203)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3216

Titles:
Rich & poor law

First Lines:
What funny times we see

Themes:
Social criticism
Theft

Edition - Bod8423

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Imprint: Pearson, Printer, 6, Chadderton-street, off Oldham Road, Manchester


Ballad - Roud Number: V16051

Title: Rich and poor

First Line: This world may be a paradise quite

Themes:  PovertySocial criticism

Firth c.17(85)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod9693

Imprint Names:  Smith

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Smith, Printer, Broad-street, Berwick-street

Notes:  Misprinting in the first stanza. The street sign in the illustration reads: Beaux [i.e. Bow] Street.


Ballad - Roud Number: V3216

Title: Rich & poor law

First Line: What funny times we see

Themes:  TheftSocial criticism

Firth c.17(86)

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Johnson Ballads 1352

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Edition - Bod16284

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [c.1790]

Ballad - Roud Number: V18659

Title: New fashions; or, a Puff at the guinea pigs

First Line: Good people all attend to me, I'll sing a merry tale, sir

Tune: Bow, wow, wow

References:

ESTC: T207108

Subjects:  Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797

Themes:  FashionsSocial criticism

Harding B 2(56)

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Edition - Bod17413

Imprint Names:  Birt

Imprint Locations:  London

Artists:  Walker, William Chester, 1826-1848

Date  between 1833 and 1851

Imprint: Birt, Printer, 39, Great St, Andrew Street, Seven Dials

Notes:  The illustration is signed: W.C. Walker. Harding B 11(3008A) is another issue.


Ballad - Roud Number: V17534

Title: The picture of England

First Line: Tis myself dat was born now in Dublin

Themes:  Irish - EnglandSocial criticism

Firth c.16(367)

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Harding B 11(3008)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V2858

Titles:
As in a looking glass

First Lines:
Seen, as in a looking glass are our thoughts where'er we go

Themes:
Social criticism
Countryman in London

Edition - Bod11232

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Printed and sold by J. Pitts, Great St. Andrew-street, Seven Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V9999

Title: The Dorsetshire garland, or, The beggar's wedding

First Line: All you that delight in a jest that is true

Themes:  Cruel fatherKidnappingSocial criticism

Harding B 1(21)

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Johnson Ballads 802

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Johnson Ballads 803

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Edition - Bod7539

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Printer, 177 Union Street, Borough

Series Identifier: 582


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V16048

Title: The rich and the poor, or The gentleman & the bricklayer

First Line: George Victor Townley, step this way; we'll try the well-bred first

Themes:  Courts and lawSocial criticism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1000

Title: God bless these poor folk!

First Line: God bless these poor folk that are strivin

Authors:  Waugh, Edwin, 1817-1890

Notes:  Harding B 16(102d) is another edition of this ballad alone

Firth c.17(87)

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Edition - Bod10284

Imprint Names:  Turner, J.

Imprint Locations:  Coventry

Date  between 1797 and 1846

Imprint: Turner, Printer, Coventry


Ballad - Roud Number: V9999

Title: The Dorsetshire garland: or, The beggar's wedding

First Line: All you that delight in a jest that is true

Themes:  Cruel fatherKidnappingSocial criticism

Harding B 1(20)

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Harding B 23(8)

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Edition - Bod8638

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Imprint: Printed and sold by Jennings, 13, Water-lane, Fleet-street, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V9999

Title: The Dorsetshire garland, or, Beggar's wedding

First Line: All you that delight in a jest that is true

Themes:  Cruel fatherKidnappingSocial criticism

Harding B 1(22)

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Edition - Bod5708

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Machine Printer & Publisher, 177, Union Street, Boro'. S.E.


Ballad - Roud Number: V3044

Title: John Bull, can you wonder at crime?

First Line: I've been thinking of late, I've been thinking

Themes:  Crime - 19th centurySocial criticism

Firth c.17(84)

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Harding B 11(1904)

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Edition - Bod9690

Imprint Names:  The Poet's box

Imprint Locations:  Glasgow

Date  1871

Imprint: ... the Poet's Box ... Saturday, April 15, 1871


Ballad

Title: The increase of crime

First Line: I've been thinking, of late I've been thinking

Themes:  Crime - 19th centurySocial criticism

Firth c.17(83)

Notes:  Imprint defaced Slip


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Edition - Bod19406

Imprint Names:  Jackson, W. and Son

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1842 and 1855

Imprint: Jackson and Son, (late J. Russ[ell,) Prin]ters, Moor-street


1st Ballad

Title: The state of old England or, John Bull in uniform

First Line: They call me poor old farmer Bull, it's true I'm getting old

Themes:  Trade depressionPoor lawSocial criticism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 17001

Title: The banks of the Suir!

First Line: The very first time I left Carrick

Johnson Ballads 1405

Notes:  Torn right edge


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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6320

Titles:
Proper subjects for the treading mill
The treading mill

First Lines:
Though I'm a simple country lad
Tho' I'm a simple country lad, just come from plough and drill

Subjects:
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850

Themes:
Social criticism
Politics and government - 19th century
Spies

Edition - Bod1499

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1831 and 1837

Imprint: W. Wright, Printer, Moor-st, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V6320

Title: Proper subjects for the treading mill

First Line: Though I'm a simple country lad

Subjects:  Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850

Themes:  Politics and government - 19th centurySocial criticismSpies

2806 c.17(351)

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Edition - Bod6669

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: E. Hod[g]es, (from Pitt's,) wholesale toy & marble warehouse, 31, Dudley street, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V359

Title: Cigars and coniac. A favorite song, sung at the London Concerts

First Line: He who wears a regimental suit

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V21496

Title: London curiosities

First Line: Now hearken ye gents and ye maids

Tune: Drops of brandy

Subjects:  London (England)Lind, Jenny (Johanna Maria), 1820-1887

Themes:  EntertainmentsSocial criticismExeter Hall (London, England)

Firth b.25(337)

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Harding B 11(2185)

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Johnson Ballads 486

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9999

Titles:
The Dorsetshire garland: in three parts
The Dorsetshire garland, or, Beggar's wedding
The Dorsetshire garland, or, The beggar's wedding
The Dorsetshire garland; or, The beggars wedding
The Dorsetshire garland: or, The beggar's wedding

First Lines:
All you that delight in a jest that is true

Themes:
Merchants
Kidnapping
Social criticism
Beggars
Courtship - difference in social status
Cruel father

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3044

Titles:
John Bull, can you wonder at crime?
Wonder at crime
John Bull, can you wonder at crime
Can you wonder at crime
John Bull, can you wonder at crime!

First Lines:
I've been thinking of late, I've been thinking
I've been thinking, of late I've been thinking
I've been thinking of late -- I've been thinking

Themes:
Civil list
Working class
Social criticism
Poverty
Crime - 19th century

Edition - Bod1030

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Notes:  See Firth b.28(1a) for imprint. With a poem, an advertisement, and toasts.

Series Identifier: Portrait Series [Fred. Harvey] 4


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V30415

Title: It wasn't me

First Line: Before I got married and lost all my wool

Authors:  Osborne, Charles

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

Themes:  Drinking

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4474

Title: Little children

First Line: You are glad, O little children

Performers:  Elliott, Meredith

3rd Ballad

Title: Makes you feel uneasy, doesn't it?

First Line: There are times when nearly all men

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V2119

Title: Kathleen, asthore

First Line: In an old Irish home sat an old Irish farmer

Performers:  MacNally, Jessie

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

5th Ballad

Title: Edge one!

First Line: If you're out upon the ramble

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V30814

Title: Love's ever at love's side

First Line: Love, you are in the hills

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V20527

Title: The night I played Richard the Third

First Line: I always had a fancy to come out upon the stage

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

Themes:  Theaters

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V29539

Title: Little mud cabin

First Line: In this wide, dreary, world, sad and friendless, alone

Performers:  Fielding, Ben, 1849-1893

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V2858

Title: As in a looking glass

First Line: Seen, as in a looking glass are our thoughts where'er we go

Performers:  Hylton, Millie, 1868-1920

Themes:  Countryman in LondonSocial criticism

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V6313

Title: Parody on Comrades!

First Line: We were boozers chums together, old Jack Brown and I

Themes:  Drinking

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1229

Title: Loving tears

First Line: Ah love, the sun is sinking into the silent sea

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V28956

Title: Friends were saying good-bye

First Line: One day at the docks I stood watching the ships

Authors:  St. Clair, F.V.

Performers:  LeBlanc, Marie

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V28614

Title: Lover's lane

First Line: There's a sylvan path enchanting to all sweethearts in all times

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V30106

Title: That was me

First Line: In a quarter of London well-known as the Dials

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Amusements

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V20229

Title: Starlight

First Line: Starlight only shone above you

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 2145

Title: The wild man of Borneo has just come to town

First Line: The wild man of Borneo has just come to town

Performers:  Two Macs

17th Ballad

Title: Oh, take care of it

First Line: A careful man I've always been

Performers:  Corney, Arthur

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V19563

Title: Our society

First Line: We joined a new socity I took the oath to-day

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V8959

Title: My dog and my gun

First Line: Let gay ones and great make the most of their fate

Authors:  Arne, Michael, 1741-1786

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 21656

Title: My sweeetheart [sic] when a boy

First Line: Tho' many gentle hearts I've known

21st Ballad

Title: Our flat

First Line: Jones and I the other day were rather short of tin

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5278

Title: Queen of my heart

First Line: I stand at your threshold sighing

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5841

Title: All thro' sticking to a soldier

First Line: If you gaze upon my \"chivey\" you will see I've got the hump

Performers:  Lundberg, Ada, 1850-1899

Themes:  Seduction and abandonment

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V29943

Title: Tiddy fol lol

First Line: There's a party I know, Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol

Themes:  Social statusAmusements

Firth b.28(2)

Notes:  See Firth b.28(1a) for imprint. With a poem, an advertisement, and toasts. The illustration is coloured. Stamped: Bodleian Library, 22 April, 1918





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