Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:



Wm. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: 186

Title: The pretty ploughboy

First Line: It is of a pretty ploughboy was gazing o'er his plough

Themes:  Press-gangsLovers parted

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: Oh! leave the gay and festive scene

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
46A21: Contrast between rich and poor
41D29: Clothed in rags

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48C7321: Lyre, cithara, psaltery


Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1450

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1451

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1452

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1453

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1454

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1455

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