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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15050

Title: As I read the placard down

First Line: One day when I was walking through the busy streets of Leeds

Subjects:  Leeds (England)Bonaparte, Napoleon Eugene Louis Jean Joseph, Prince Imperial, 1856-1879Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V16085

Title: Pity the poor brokenhearted

First Line: We are two victims of cruel misfortune

Performers:  Kenlon and BlairColon and Call

Themes:  PovertyDrinkingBody-snatching

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C24(SHIP): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME)
45D311: Commander-in-chief, general, marshal
46C131: Riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman
25H13: Coast

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
46C1211: Carrying something in basket, bag, rucksack, etc.
31D16: Old man
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
31D11221: Boy (child between toddler and youth)
31D5: Young versus old age; young and old
41A7751: Container made of plant material other than wood: basket


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(109)

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