Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1780 and 1812


Evans, Printer, Long-lane, London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1837

Title: The answer to \"Oh! cruel\"

First Line: Oh! cruel were my parents that envied our love

Notes:  Harding B 17(9a) is another edition of this ballad alone

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1836

Title: Oh! cruel

First Line: Oh! cruel were my parents to tear my love from me

Notes:  Written and sung by a gentleman, in the character of a female ballad-singer

Themes:  Sailors

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
25G3: Trees
25F26(SQUIRREL): Rodents: squirrel

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25I141: Street
46D1: Oral spreading of news, town crier
46E521: Bell ~ acoustic signalling
46D3: Newspaper, news-sheet


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(81)

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