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. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1934

Title: Maid of Staffa

First Line: Maiden of Staffa, list beware

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V26289

Title: The mechanic's boy

First Line: 'Twas in the autumn of the year, the evening it was fine

Themes:  UnemploymentWorking class

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1387

Title: Erin-go-bragh

First Line: Oh! I sing of sweet Erin, my country admiring

Subjects:  Ireland

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V459

Title: The thumping glass of gin

First Line: Oh a woman I do love believe me that is true

Themes:  Drinking - women

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2543: Gripping someone by the hand or the wrist; clasped hands
33C21: Courting
47I23: Poultry farm
34B2311: Dove-cote
46C24(BARK): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
47D31: Windmill
33C21: Courting


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(2288)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 3010

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