Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: 358

Title: Death of the fox

First Line: Some gentlemen take great delight

Themes:  Hunting

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V12373

Title: I saw her at the fancy fair

First Line: I saw her at the fancy fair

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13885

Title: The thorn

First Line: From the white blossom'd sloe, my dear Chloe requested

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
23R14: Night
46C1318: Horse in motion

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA51: Making toilet - AA - (for) women
31AA511: Mirror - AA - (for) women
31AA542: Washing one's face and head - AA - in the open air
31AA53: Hairdress - AA - ~ women
31AA551: Dressing oneself, getting dressed - AA - female human figure
31AA559: Partially clothed - AA - female human figure
31AA56: Servant - AA - chambermaid
41A2221: Boudoir


Shelfmark: Firth b.34(85)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(846)

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