Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1863 and 1885


London: H. Such, Machine Printer and Publisher, 177, Union- st., Boro'. S.E.


Harding B 11(255) is another issue.

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20746

Title: The best of all good company

First Line: Sing! who sings

Notes:  Harding B 15(11b) is another issue of this ballad alone.

Themes:  DrinkingWine

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13921

Title: Mother kissed me in my dream

First Line: Lying on my dying bed

Themes:  MilitarySoldiers - death in battle

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
92L17: Specific aspects, allegorical aspects of Bacchus; Bacchus as patron
47I422: Vine
41C711: Wine ~ alcoholic drinks
41C711(+5): Wine ~ alcoholic drinks (+ foodstuffs in other container, e.g.: barrel, can, cask, tin, etc.)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31B3: Dream
31AA236: Lying figure - AA - female human figure
41A722: Couch, sofa, settee
41A421: Curtains
31B12: Sleeping in chair


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(285)

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