Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1000

Title: Bold privateer

First Line: Fare you well my dearest Polly

Themes:  SailorsLovers parted

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 22267

Title: British true blue

First Line: When the drum beats to arms each bold British tar

Themes:  Naval

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44A3(+2)(GREAT BRITAIN): Flag, colours (as symbol of the state, etc.) (+ nation; national)
46C24: Sailing-ship, sailing-boat
45K13(+73): Fortress (+ warfare ~ water, along a river, on a shore)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C22: Armour
41C7111: Glass of wine
48CC7524: One person playing percussion instrument - CC - out of doors
41C7112: Bottle of wine
45B111: Recruiter, crimp


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(386)

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