Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1846 and 1854


E. Hodges (from the late I. Pitt's) wholesale toy, & marble warehouse, 31, Dudley street, seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15916

Title: Roast beef of old England

First Line: When mighty roast beef was Englishman's food

Authors:  Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754

Themes:  Fashions

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 9260

Title: Bonny blue jacket

First Line: As early one morning I chanc'd for to roam

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C4: (family) meal
31A2731: Falling
41C37: Table-cloth
41C3: Laid table: table-ware, table-decoration, etc.

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73F22363: Paul before the high priest Ananias and the Sanhedrin


Shelfmark: Firth b.25(402)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 589

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