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. Andrews Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V213

Title: Ben Block

First Line: Ben Block was a veteran of naval renown

Authors:  Collins, John, d. 1808

Notes:  Harding B 17(22a) is another edition of this ballad alone. Harding B 25(170) is another edition of this ballad alone.

Themes:  Sailors - veterans

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1305

Title: The generous farmer, or, Poor soldier

First Line: A jolly old farmer once soaking his clay

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 832 is another edition of this ballad alone.

Themes:  Soldiers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V412

Title: Helen the fair, a new song

First Line: Fair Helen one morn from her cottage had stray'd

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status


IconClass Codes:
46C24: Sailing-ship, sailing-boat
25H23: Sea (seascape)
45K13(+73): Fortress (+ warfare ~ water, along a river, on a shore)


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(237A)

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