Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1838 and 1845


[J. Paul] and Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials, and 35, Hanover Street, Portsea


Johnson Ballads 651 is another issue.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13771

Title: The gipsy's tent

First Line: Our fire on the turf and tent 'neath the hill

Themes:  Gipsies

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4644

Title: Old Adam

First Line: In the green forest where old Adam dwelt

Themes:  Old age

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3024

Title: Knight of the golden crest

First Line: The banner wav'd on the castle walls

Themes:  Crusades

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43A2(+6): Private festivities, merry company (+ eating and drinking ~ festive activities)
46A81(GIPSIES): Wandering communities: gipsies
41A1911: Tent-camp
41B16: Camp-fire; watch-fire

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2711: Walking
46C513: 'en route', traveller under way
25H213: River


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1321)

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