Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


For another version of the first cut, see Harding B 11(1135).


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy was a sailor's wife

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's wife

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3314

Title: Time hath bereft thee

First Line: When time hath bereft thee of charms how divine

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1189

Title: The grand conversation on Napoleon

First Line: It was over that wild beaten track a friend of bold Buonaparte

Notes:  The name George Brown' is printed at the end

Subjects:  Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2512(+82): Arm stretched forward (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
25H13: Coast
48C514: Picture, painting
46C24: Sailing-ship, sailing-boat
33C221: One lover waiting for the other
41AA336: Human figure at (open) window - AA - feigned window

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C22: Armour
45D313: Private soldier
41A12: Castle
44A31: Banner, standard (as symbol of the state, etc.)


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(253)

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