Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1736 and 1763


Printed and Sold at the Printing-Office in Bow-Church-Yard, London


Harding B 3(62) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 132

Title: The rarest old ballad that ever was seen, of the blind beggar's daughter of Bethnal-green

First Line: It is of a blind beggar that long lost his sight


ESTC: T208210

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social statusBeggars

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A711: Table
41A721: Chair
41A33: Window
31AA235: Sitting figure - AA - female human figure
41D212: Coat, cape
41D211: Dress, gown
41D221: Head-gear
42B74: Family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
31A235: Sitting figure
31AA233: Kneeling figure - AA - female human figure
41A32: Door
42B9: Child (young man, young woman) leaving his (her) parents
42B11: Father-love

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
31A231: Standing figure
46A151: Beggar
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
41D212: Coat, cape
41D221: Head-gear
41A32: Door
25I24: Public road in village
31B6(+9113): Morphology of human expression (+ taking leave)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C21: Courting
46C131(+22): Riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman (+ two persons ~ traffic and transport)
25I24: Public road in village
42D232: Elopement, running away

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46B311: Coin
41A711: Table
41A33: Window
31A231: Standing figure
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
41A421: Curtains
41D267: Purse, money-bag
31A235: Sitting figure
31A4111: Blind, blindness
42D172: Dowry
49D53: Counting, calculating

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2543: Gripping someone by the hand or the wrist; clasped hands
41A33: Window
48C161: Column, pillar ~ architecture
11P331: Functionaries and dignitaries ~ episcopal Protestant churches
11Q73124: Marriage ~ Protestant service
11Q713: Interior of church
11Q7131: Parts of church interior


Shelfmark: Harding B 3(61)

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