Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Locations:



Barr, Typographer, Marsh Lane, Leeds. Sold at Smith's, Newspaper Office, 31, Meadow-Lane-Road


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 8179

Title: Annie Laurie

First Line: Maxwelton braes are bonnie

Authors:  Scott, Alicia Anne, Lady John, 1810-1900

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 23522

Title: Nelsons last sigh or the red white & blue

First Line: Oh Britania [sic]! the gem of the ocean

Subjects:  Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805

Themes:  Flags - Great Britain

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V136

Title: Answer to Annie Laurie

First Line: If all you've now been saying

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A124: Knight
45C22: Armour
45C19(SHIELD): Protective weapons: shield
46A122(LONGESPEE, EARL OF SALISBURY)1: Armorial bearing, heraldry (with NAME of family) - coat of arms

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44B194: Coat of arms (symbol of sovereignty)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C221: Helmet
45A10: Symbols, allegories of war; 'Guerra' (Ripa)
45C11(SPEAR): Casting weapons: spear

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44B194: Coat of arms (symbol of sovereignty)

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42A3: Mother and baby or young child

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C24(+63): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (+ under way, at sea (~ travelling))

7th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44B194: Coat of arms (symbol of sovereignty)


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(396)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1794

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1795

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1796

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