Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1845 and 1859


Ryle and Co., Printers, 2 and 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials


Harding B 11(4116) is another edition with a different first ballad Harding B 11(4116) is another edition with a different first ballad


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8860

Title: It was my father's custom

First Line: Come hither bring the holly-bush to decorate the hall

Themes:  Christmas

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V16510

Title: The maids lamentation

First Line: O you pretty fair maidens, I pray lend an ear

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Transported convict

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4187

Title: The valiant soldier

First Line: A valiant soldier I dare not name

Themes:  SoldiersSeduction


IconClass Codes:
11Q712: Church (exterior)
31AA2351: Sitting on the ground - AA - female human figure
25G11: Groups of trees
33C214: Presents offered to the beloved


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1821)

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