Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1845 and 1859


Hancock, Printer, Silver-Street, Wood-Street, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V20912

Title: The gas-lighter's poem

First Line: Hail, generous gentlemen, of Albion's isle

Subjects:  Myddleton, Hugh, Sir, 1560-1631

Themes:  Lamplighters

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44E2: Street lighting
31A2731: Falling
41A343: Ladder
46C149: Accident with animal-drawn vehicle
61F(GUILDHALL, London, England): Names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (with NAME)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44A1(+2)(GREAT BRITAIN): Coat of arms (as symbol of the state, etc.) (+ nation; national)
46A122(VICTORIA)1: Armorial bearing, heraldry (with NAME of family) - coat of arms

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25I141: Street
41A3361: Human figure at (open) window, seen from outside
61E(LONDON, England): Names of cities and villages (with NAME)
46C1444: Four-wheeled vehicle drawn by more than three animals
47E251: Pageant of a guild


Shelfmark: Harding B 37(24)

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