Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1833 and 1841


T. Birt, Printer, 39, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6526

Title: Mary, the farmer's bride

First Line: One summer's eve as I walking

Tune: The letter

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V17955

Title: The peasantry of England

First Line: The peasantry of England

Themes:  Working class

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I15(SPADE): Agricultural implements: spade
33A11: Baring the head, lifting one's hat
46A14: Farmers
46A16: The rich
33A13: Meeting
46A23: Contrast between important and unimportant people; the inferior before the superior, the weak before the mighty
41D263: Walking-stick, staff

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F25(ELEPHANT): Trunked animals: elephant
25G3(PALM-TREE): Trees: palm-tree
25K1: Landscapes in tropical and sub-tropical regions
43C111232: Lion hunt
43C1(+412): Sports, games ~ animals (+ firearms)


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(2373)

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