Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1838 and 1845


[1st ballad] Printed by J. Paul and Co., 2 and 3 Monmouth Court, 7 Dials. [2nd ballad] J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth- court, 7 Dials


2806 c.16(243) is another issue.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1663

Title: The pensioner's complaint

First Line: You neighbours all listen, a story I'll tell

Notes:  Harding B 16(201b) is another impression of this ballad alone. Harding B 16(201c) is another impression of this ballad alone.

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 802

Title: Don't let me die a maid

First Line: One day as I was walking I saw a lovely maid

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33A11: Baring the head, lifting one's hat
31A2513(+82): Arm stretched sidewards (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
42D111: Man kneeling before his beloved (proposing)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46BB221: Street-trader - BB - women engaged in trade and commerce
48C75621: Ballad singer, ballad seller


Shelfmark: Firth c.26(92)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(2988)

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