Broadside Ballads Online

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See Carnell (1979): F26 for imprint


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 266

Title: The banks of Claudy

First Line: As I roved out one morning all in the monh [sic] of May

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 539

Title: The cruel father, or The affectionate lover

First Line: 'Twas of a damsel both fair and handsome

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20296

Title: Lines on the new petticoat hoops

First Line: One evening by a chance as [I] strayed

Themes:  Fashions

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
25F(+51): Animals (+ fighting animals; aggressive relations)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C1318: Horse in motion
41D131: Dandy, beau

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F24(CAMEL): Hoofed animals: camel


Shelfmark: 2806 b.9(275)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 19(110)

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