Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1845 and 1859


Ryle & Co., Printers, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3027

Title: Answer to Red, white, & blue

First Line: I must bid adieu to the ocean

Themes:  SailorsWar

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V28151

Title: The widow's last prayer. Answer to Mother is the battle o'er'

First Line: O mother dear, now leave off crying

Themes:  SoldiersDeath

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
31A233: Kneeling figure
31B6(+917): Morphology of human expression (+ beseeching)
46C24(+12): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (+ interior ~ vehicle, ship, etc.)
46C271: Crew ~ ship
46C2711(CAPTAIN): Seaman (with NAME of rank)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11Q21: One person praying
31AA233: Kneeling figure - AA - female human figure
41D2211: Veil


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(84)

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