Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

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William Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1705

Title: Answer to the stolen child!

First Line: Oh, weep not so lady, thy tears are fast streaming

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15189

Title: The child's appeal!

First Line: \"Mamma, why do the roses fade?\"

Attributation: L.M. Thornton. Set to music by W. Harris

Authors:  Thornton, L.M., d. 1888Harris, W.

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F23(WOLF): Beasts of prey, predatory animals: wolf
42A411: Cradle, crib
85(NURSE AND THE WOLF): Fables (with TITLE)
42A46: Taking care of children

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A511: Mirror
41A23: Bedroom
31D11222: Girl (child between toddler and youth)
42B7422: Mother and daughter(s) (family group)


Shelfmark: Firth b.27(525)

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