Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1845 and 1859


Rial & Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials


Harding B 11(4207) is another impression


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 10918

Title: The wife's dream

First Line: Now tell me, Mary, how is it that you can look so gay

Themes:  DrunkennessMarriage - women

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V852

Title: The sons of Albion

First Line: You sons of Albion, take up your arms

Notes:  The same setting of type appears in Harding B 11(1367) but under a different imprint

Subjects:  Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

Themes:  Naval

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 104

Title: Henry Martin

First Line: There were three brothers in merry Scotland

Notes:  The same setting of type appears in Harding B 11(1367) but under a different imprint

Themes:  Piracy


IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
23R14: Night
41A3361: Human figure at (open) window, seen from outside
42D351: Man and wife quarrelling, 'Marriage à la mode'
51FF52: Lateness


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(253)

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