Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1858 and 1885


London: Printed by W.S. Fortey, 2, & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials, London, W.C.


Johnson Ballads 422 is another impression with the ballads in reverse order Johnson Ballads 422 is another impression with the ballads in reverse order


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15117

Title: Many happy returns of the day

First Line: Merry words, merry words, ye come bursting around

Themes:  Birthdays

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 12884

Title: I will stand by my friend

First Line: As on we go through life's career

Themes:  Friendship

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
49M32: Book
49N: Reading
31D11221: Boy (child between toddler and youth)
31D11222: Girl (child between toddler and youth)
42B71: Family life at home
41A67: Ornamental plants
41A712: Shelves, rack, sideboard

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A711: Table
43A2(+6): Private festivities, merry company (+ eating and drinking ~ festive activities)
43B31(+11): Inn, coffee-house, public house, etc. (+ waiter, waitress, etc.)
43B312: Tea garden, garden restaurant


Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 431

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