Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1845 and 1859


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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V14976

Title: Take back those gems

First Line: Take back those gems, so proudly [worn]

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V359

Title: Cigars and cogniac

First Line: He who wears a regimental suit

Themes:  Soldiers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13758

Title: Dearest, then, I'll love thee more. Answer to Will you love me then as now?'

First Line: Yes, I'll love you, oh, how dearly

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42D11: Proposal, declaration of love
23T27(XVI): Modern division of historical epochs ~ centuries (with Roman NUMBER of century)
31A25312(+82): Head held in the hand(s), with elbows leaning on an elevation or on the knees (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C21: Courting
32B311(SCOTS): Europeans (with NAME)
41D3: Folk costume, regional costume


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(3729)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1134

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