Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1797 and 1807


Burbage and Stretton, Nottingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 178

Title: The soldier's cloak

First Line: Twas one Monday evening

Themes:  Seduction and abandonmentSoldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3193

Title: The sailor's adventure for a wife

First Line: Early in the morning, by the break of day

Themes:  SailorsCourtship - difference in social status

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
47I1(+22): Agriculture (+ women (labourers))
47I1(+21): Agriculture (+ men (labourers))
47I15(RAKE): Agricultural implements: rake
34B2333: Ducks (domestic waterbirds)
47I15(PITCHFORK): Agricultural implements: pitchfork

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44BB113: King - BB - female ruler
61BB2(Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, 1665-1714): Historical person (with NAME) - BB - woman


Shelfmark: Harding B 12(162)

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