Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4632

Title: Firm as oak, and free from care

First Line: Oh! firm as oak, and free from care

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V265

Title: Blue ey'd stranger

First Line: One night the north wind did blow

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V266

Title: Answer to the Blue ey'd stranger

First Line: It was in the pleasant month of May

Themes:  Lovers reunited

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C225: Parting, leave-taking (of lovers)
31A2543: Gripping someone by the hand or the wrist; clasped hands
41A17: Farm (building)
25F39(DOVE): Other birds: dove
34B2311: Dove-cote
46C24(BARK): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D323: Sailor
41A3211: Open door
42B74: Family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
45B11: Recruitment
45F41: Leave-taking (of soldiers)


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1209A)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1209B)

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