Broadside Ballads Online

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Publish'd Augt. 1, 1806, by Laurie & Whittle, No. 53, Fleet Street, London


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Ballad - Roud Number: 846

Title: Nobody coming to marry me

First Line: Last night the dogs did bark

Performers:  Jordan, Dorothy, 1761-1816

Performance Locations:  Drury Lane Theatre

Notes:  For a parody of this ballad see Harding B 10(61)

Themes:  Spinsters


IconClass Codes:
11Q712: Church (exterior)
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
25H18: Cultivated land
46A21: Contrast between rich and poor
47H313: Spinning-wheel
47H31: Spinning (manufacture of yarn)
41A7751: Container made of plant material other than wood: basket
33C218: Awakening love
31A2711(+72): Walking (+ two persons)
47I9: Land-clearing, reclamation
31AA25222: Postures and gestures of arms and hands - AA - both arms or hands
47C124: Preparing of material by drying
47(+4411): Crafts and industries (+ flax, linen ~ crafts, industries, agriculture)


Shelfmark: Harding B 10(39)

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