Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5762

Title: All on board a man of war

First Line: Would you know pretty Nan how we pass our time

Themes:  SailorsWar

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V11845

Title: The faithful sailor

First Line: The topsails shiver in the wind

Authors:  Arne, Michael, 1741-1786Thompson, Edward

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 593

Title: I live not where I love

First Line: Come all you maids that live at a distance

Themes:  Unrequited love

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C24(+63): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (+ under way, at sea (~ travelling))

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)
31B13: Sleeping on the ground


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(39)

Click image to view larger

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be written and read by websites and stored by the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do a number of things including allowing access to some types of content and functionality to users, and collecting anonymous user information so that site owners can monitor the performance of their sites. They are a kind of "memory" for a website that can help it respond appropriately to users and user behaviour.

Cookies on this website

This website stores cookies to remember the style (colours/fonts) preference and the ones used in Google Analytics. This anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the website so that we can see how the site is being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our website and content for the benefit of our users (you).

More information about controlling these cookies can be found at The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies page.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA).

If you wish to have a deeper understanding about the cookies that Google uses check Cookies & Google Analytics page.