Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1863 and 1885


London: H. Such, Machine Printer & Publisher, 177, Union Street, Boro'. S.E.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1538

Title: Dream of Napoleon

First Line: One night sad and languid I went to my bed

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

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1906

Title: Jack Williams

First Line: I am a boatman by my trade

Themes:  PrisonsRobbery

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A721: Chair
41B21: Open hearth, fire-place
31A235: Sitting figure
31A2521: Arms crossed
41B211: Warming oneself at a fire (or hearth, stove, fire-pan, brazier)
52B11: Contemplation

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D2321(+81): Apron (+ men's clothes)
41C341: Dish, plate, saucer
41C111: Giving food


Shelfmark: Firth c.17(64)

Notes:  Firth c.17(64) is torn at top edge; illustrations damaged Firth c.17(64) is imperfect

Click image to view larger

Shelfmark: Harding B 11(978)

Click image to view larger

Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1164

Click image to view larger

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be written and read by websites and stored by the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do a number of things including allowing access to some types of content and functionality to users, and collecting anonymous user information so that site owners can monitor the performance of their sites. They are a kind of "memory" for a website that can help it respond appropriately to users and user behaviour.

Cookies on this website

This website stores cookies to remember the style (colours/fonts) preference and the ones used in Google Analytics. This anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the website so that we can see how the site is being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our website and content for the benefit of our users (you).

More information about controlling these cookies can be found at The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies page.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA).

If you wish to have a deeper understanding about the cookies that Google uses check Cookies & Google Analytics page.