Broadside Ballads Online

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Printed by Elias Keys, Devonport. Sold by R. Stone, Exeter; A. Brown, Bristol Bridge, Bristol; And S. Reed, Newport, Monmouthshire


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V977

Title: Oh dear! how I long to get married

First Line: I am a damsel so blooming and gay

Subjects:  Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V16492

Title: The girl I left behind me

First Line: The wars are o'er, and gentle peace

Themes:  Sailors

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
45D313: Private soldier
31A231: Standing figure

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31D17: Old woman
34B12: Cat

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31E12: Deathbed
48C514: Picture, painting
31B6214(+82): Weeping (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
31A25344(+82): Wiping away tears (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
49G1: Physician, doctor
31E112: Assembly of relatives ~ dying person

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42D119: Being refused, the proposal rejected

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C41: (military) camp with tents
48CC7524: One person playing percussion instrument - CC - out of doors
45C9: Military music


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(2738)

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