Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1833 and 1841


Birt, Printer, 39, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials, London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 539

Title: The cruel father and affectionate lovers

First Line: It's of a damsel both fair and handsome

Themes:  Social statusCruel fatherWoman in disguise

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1977

Title: Maiden I'll ne'er deceive thee

First Line: Maiden, I will ne'er deceive thee


IconClass Codes:
31AA533: Styles of hairdress - AA - ~ women
33A15: Laying the hand on another person's shoulder
41D211: Dress, gown
41A54: Fence, wall, paling
41A632: Flower-bed
31AA2711(+72): Walking - AA - female human figure (+ two persons)


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(748)

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