Broadside Ballads Online

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Printed and Sold by John O. Bebbington, 22 Goulden Street, Oldham Road, Manchester; also by J. Beaumont 176, York Street, Leeds

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15075

Title: We may be happy yet

First Line: Oh smile as thou wert wont to smile

Authors:  Bunn, A. (Alfred), 1796-1860

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6560

Title: Death of Wellington

First Line: On the 14th of September near to the town of Deal

Subjects:  Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 378

Title: Bonny blue handkerchief

First Line: As I was a walking one morning in May


IconClass Codes:
25H12: Dale, valley
43B13: Walking, hiking (recreation)
42B: Parents with their children
43B14: Enjoying nature ~ plants, herbs and flowers


Shelfmark: 2806 c.16(116)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(4089)

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Shelfmark: Opie P 550(22)

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