Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:


A. Wilkin, Printer, Wellingborough


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13796

Title: Why dont the men propose mamma

First Line: I've tried to win by languishing

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

Themes:  Marriage prospects

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1346

Title: Hail smiling morn

First Line: Hail smiling morn that tips the hills with gold

Notes:  A fill-up

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 18526

Title: Ye gentlemen of England

First Line: Ye gentlemen of England that live at home at ease

Authors:  Parker, M.

Themes:  NavalCommerce

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Glee

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47H313: Spinning-wheel
47H31: Spinning (manufacture of yarn)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C741(+1): Pipe ~ tobacco (+ taking (particular) foodstuffs: eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, etc.)
32B342: Red Indians, American Indians


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(541)

Notes:  Torn top edge

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