Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1863 and 1885


London H.P. Such, Machine Printer & Publisher, 177, Union Street, Borough, S.E.

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1502

Title: I likes a drop of good beer

First Line: Come one and all, both great and small

Notes:  The text is different from Harding B 11(1636)

Themes:  TaxationBeer

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1403

Title: O no my love, not I

First Line: As I walked out one morning in May

Themes:  Seduction and abandonmentPregnancy

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46B221: Street-trader
61B11(+52): Anonymous historical person portrayed (+ (full) bust portrait)
25D141: Anthracite, hard coal

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
31A231: Standing figure
41A3361: Human figure at (open) window, seen from outside
25G11: Groups of trees
33C22: Lovers' meeting
31A2511(+81): Arm raised upward (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31B6(+932): Morphology of human expression (+ addressing)


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1635)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1173

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