Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1802 and 1819


Printed and sold by J. Pitts, 14, Great St. Andrew-street, Seven Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V17652

Title: The Low country soldier turned burgomaster

First Line: Here you may see the turns of fate

Themes:  Social status

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C21: Courting
45B31: Guard duty, keeping sentry
45C41: (military) camp with tents
41D211: Dress, gown
31B6235(+81): Speaking (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31A2513(+81): Arm stretched sidewards (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
41D221(+82): Head-gear (+ women's clothes)
31B6(+931): Morphology of human expression (+ indicating, pointing at)
45B6: The soldier off duty

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
47D31: Windmill
33C21: Courting


Shelfmark: Harding B 2(102)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 903

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 904

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