Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12264

Title: The fairest flower

First Line: I have plucked the sweetest flower

Performers:  Wood, Mr.

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4996

Title: O never fall in love

First Line: Fall not in love dear girls beware

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V9617

Title: The lamenting maid

First Line: Early one morning, just as the sun was rising

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V9589

Title: Answer to The lamenting maid

First Line: Who's that I hear making such lamentation

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11Q712: Church (exterior)
33C21: Courting
31AA235: Sitting figure - AA - female human figure
33C213: Serenade to the beloved
25G41: Flowers

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2543: Gripping someone by the hand or the wrist; clasped hands
46C232: Rowing-boat, canoe, etc.
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
33C21: Courting
31AA235: Sitting figure - AA - female human figure
25F3(+5): Birds (+ animal(s) in motion; positions, expressions of animals)
33A2: Taking leave
46C24: Sailing-ship, sailing-boat
46C271: Crew ~ ship
46C24(+62): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (+ departure; weighing anchor)


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1113)

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