Broadside Ballads Online

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Printed and Sold by Elias Keys, Devonport. Sold also by R. Stone, Fore-street hill, Exeter; A. Brown, General Dealer, Bristol Bridge, Bristol; And S. Reed, Newport, Monmouthshire


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 22885

Title: May-pole

First Line: Come lasses and lads, get leave of your dads

Themes:  May day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V10612

Title: I wish I'd a thousand a year

First Line: I wish I'd a thousand a year

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C1318: Horse in motion

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
32B33(TURKS): Asiatic races and peoples: Turks
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
41D221(TURBAN)(+82): Head-gear: turban (+ women's clothes)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31A231: Standing figure

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A124: Knight
45C22: Armour
45C221: Helmet
46A14: Farmers
23T23: Classical antiquity (historical epoch)
47I15(PITCHFORK): Agricultural implements: pitchfork

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46B222: Pedlar
48C75621: Ballad singer, ballad seller
41A325: Threshold
49M31: Single printed leaf: broadsheet, leaflet


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(2389)

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