Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:


Forth, Printer, Pocklington


Firth c.13(306) is another impression

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1354

Title: Young William of the royal waggon train

First Line: One lovely morning I was walking

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 466

Title: The lover's lament for her sailor

First Line: As I was a walking along the sea shore

Themes:  Sailors

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C145: (farm) wagon, freight wagon, cart
41A775: Wooden container: barrel, cask, bucket
46B2: Persons engaged in trade and commerce
41A51: Courtyard

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44A3(+2)(GREAT BRITAIN): Flag, colours (as symbol of the state, etc.) (+ nation; national)
25H131: Rocky coast
46C24(BARK): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME)


Shelfmark: Firth b.25(252)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(4397)

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