Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Printed and sold by J, Pitts, Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials; Sold also by T. Goodwin, 204, White Chapel Road, near the London Hospital


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 819

Title: The bonnets so blue

First Line: Down in a valley, in the town of Yorkshire

Themes:  SoldiersPortraitureScots

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 558

Title: Foggy dew

First Line: When I was a batchelor, early and young

Themes:  SeductionWeavers

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C21: Courting
41A12: Castle
32B311(SCOTS): Europeans (with NAME)
41D3: Folk costume, regional costume
31B6(+931): Morphology of human expression (+ indicating, pointing at)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25G3: Trees
31A2351: Sitting on the ground
43C724: (flying a) kite
31D11221(+72): Boy (child between toddler and youth) (+ two persons)


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(394)

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