Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:



Carrall, Printer, near Foss-Bridge, York


On the reverse are two prose pieces: Address to the industrious poor [and] The effects of drunkenness


Ballad - Roud Number: 1545

Title: The plough-boy's dream

First Line: I am a plough-boy stout and strong

Themes:  Cruelty to animalsSwearing

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71C131311: When Abraham has his hand raised to kill Isaac, an angel restrains Abraham's hand

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43A2(+6): Private festivities, merry company (+ eating and drinking ~ festive activities)
41C71: Alcoholic drinks
33C51: Brothel

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C232: Rowing-boat, canoe, etc.
46C1112: Ferry


Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 2083

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