Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1813 and 1838


Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


Harding B 11(249) is another issue Harding B 11(249) is another issue


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy, the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 5878

Title: My heart's in the Highlands

First Line: My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here

Themes:  Scotland

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I2133: Lamb
31A231: Standing figure
25F39(DOVE): Other birds: dove
31D11221: Boy (child between toddler and youth)
31B6(+933): Morphology of human expression (+ holding something)
25F33(EAGLE): Predatory birds: eagle
47I2131: Ram
71B343: Noah's sacrifice; various animals are offered, possibly a lamb, a dove and a ram (often combined with the rainbow of the covenant)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33A35: Conversation, dialogue; conversation piece
11P3121: Priest (Roman Catholic)
41A323: Monumental door, porch, 'aediculum'
41A636: French or architectonic garden; formal garden


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(248)

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