Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1841 and 1860


W. Ainsley, Printer, Durham

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2662

Title: The ivy green

First Line: Oh! a dainty plant is the ivy green

Authors:  Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Themes:  Ivy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20586

Title: The mill's merry sail

First Line: Oh! would the days come back to me

Themes:  Rural society

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 23229

Title: My father's old farm

First Line: Once more I return to my dear native home

Themes:  Rural society

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H15: Forest, wood
48C149: Ruin of a building ~ architecture
11Q7129: Ruin of church, monastery, etc.
25G4(IVY): Plants and herbs: ivy

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47D31: Windmill
46C13142: Ass, donkey

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25G41(ROSE): Flowers: rose

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage


Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1556

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