Broadside Ballads Online

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1116

Title: Brother soldiers

First Line: Brother soldiers, why cast down?

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V19479

Title: High on the giddy mast

First Line: High on the giddy bending mast

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1457

Title: Smoking tobacco

First Line: Tobacco is an Indian weed

Themes:  Smoking

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V387

Title: Far, far at sea

First Line: 'Twas at night when the bell had toll'd twelve

Themes:  Ghosts

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D313: Private soldier
32B311(SCOTS): Europeans (with NAME)
41D3: Folk costume, regional costume
45C16(MUSKET): Firearms (with NAME)
45C13(BAYONET): Hacking and thrusting weapons (with NAME)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H18: Cultivated land
41A17: Farm (building)
46A14: Farmers
41C741(+1): Pipe ~ tobacco (+ taking (particular) foodstuffs: eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, etc.)
47I15(PLOUGH): Agricultural implements: plough
31A235: Sitting figure


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(476)

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