Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:



Sharp, Printer, 30, Kent Street, Borough, London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 4454

Title: Mary Blane

First Line: I ouce [sic] did love a pretty gal

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13844

Title: The blighted flower

First Line: I had a flower within my garden growing

Themes:  Seduction

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2711: Walking
31D11222: Girl (child between toddler and youth)
42B741: Father and child(ren), man and child(ren) (family group)
42A4212: Carrying a child on the hip, astride

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A67: Ornamental plants
41A681: Gardening
41A682(SPADE): Gardening-tools (with NAME)
47I53: Greenhouse, orangery

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31D112: Child
42B74: Family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
42B71: Family life at home
33A3: Visiting; receiving guests; elegant company


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(2343)

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