Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

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H. Paul, Printer, 22, Brick Lane, Spitalfields


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 17776

Title: Poor Rosa the pride of the vale

First Line: Come all you pretty damsels that dwell far and near

Tune: Pretty Susan the pride of Kildare

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 586

Title: The banks of sweet primroses

First Line: As I walked one midsummer morning

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA2364: Lying on one side, with uplifted upper part of the body and leaning on the arm - AA - female human figure
33C4211: 'la cruche cassée' (loss of virginity symbolized)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I221: Herding, herdsman, herdswoman, shepherd, shepherdess, cowherd, etc.
47I211: Bovine cattle
33A31: Knocking at the door


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(125)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(3105)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 684

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