Broadside Ballads Online

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20743

Title: Date obolum Belisario. A favorite song

First Line: O Fortune, how strangely thy gifts are awarded

Authors:  Collins, John, d. 1808

Themes:  Beggars

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V29846

Title: Sweet Betsy. A new song

First Line: A pretty story you shall hear

Notes:  Another edition forms part of Harding B 28(275).

Themes:  Abduction

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42D3: Marriage, married couple, 'matrimonium'
31D17: Old woman
25I144: Square, place, circus, etc.
49C3: Scholar, philosopher
23T26: Renaissance (historical epoch, through 16th century)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA2351: Sitting on the ground - AA - female human figure
11G193: Female angels


Shelfmark: Harding B 28(279)

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