Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1845 and 1859


Ryle & Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 17498

Title: I'd be a gipsy, merry and free

First Line: I'd be a gipsy, merry and free

Themes:  Gipsies

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1977

Title: Maiden I will ne'er deceive thee

First Line: Maiden I will ne'er deceive thee

Notes:  The same setting of type as Harding B 11(3427) but with a different first ballad and imprint

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V8734

Title: Mother dear

First Line: Oft thou'st told me, mother dear

Notes:  The same setting of type as Harding B 11(3427) but with a different first ballad and imprint

Themes:  Unrequited love

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33B9: Flight, running away; pursuing
46A23: Contrast between important and unimportant people; the inferior before the superior, the weak before the mighty
31D12: Youth, adolescent
31A(+89): The (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) (+ nude human being)
44G3731: Flogging, scourging (in public)
43C221: Swimming (sport)
31B6(+9271): Morphology of human expression (+ chastising)
41D9: (showing oneself) undressed, quasi-nude

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2543: Gripping someone by the hand or the wrist; clasped hands
33C21: Courting
41A17: Farm (building)
32B311(SCOTS): Europeans (with NAME)
41D3: Folk costume, regional costume


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1688)

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