Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2560

Title: My boughleen dhoun

First Line: You muses, why absent from me?

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V33020

Title: The lady's petycoat

First Line: Concerning the fashions I will let you hear

Themes:  Fashions

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4083

Title: Lines written on a discussion, between a Protestant boy, and a catholic girl, near Dundalk, county Louth

First Line: As I roved out one evening in the spring eime [sic] of the year

Themes:  Religious controversy - Ireland

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A131: Bourgeoisie, middle class, citizens, burghers
42B742: Mother and child(ren), woman and child(ren) (family group)
41A6711: Flowers in a vase
48C7311: Violin, fiddle
25A13: Globe
41A3311: Open window
46E221: Letter, envelope
41A651: Garden fountain

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B232: Fowl (cock, hen, chicken, etc.)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C21: Courting
33C4211: 'la cruche cassée' (loss of virginity symbolized)


Shelfmark: 2806 b.9(256)

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