Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1840 and 1866



Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13494

Title: Building castles in the air

First Line: The bonnie, bonnie, bairn, wha, sits pooking the ase

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1884

Title: The old tom cat

First Line: A downy cove is our old tom cat

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Cats

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
46C5141: Being welcomed ~ travelling
25H13: Coast
41D211: Dress, gown
31AA2711: Walking - AA - female human figure
41D221(+82): Head-gear (+ women's clothes)
46C222: Ship in the roads, roadstead

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D23321: Boots
41A421: Curtains
41A221: Living-room, parlour, sitting-room
29A: Animals acting as human beings
45C12(CLUB): Weapons for striking a blow: club
41A7211: Stool
34B121: Cat and mouse


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(484)

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