Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1858 and 1885


London: Printed at the \"Catnach Press,\" by W.S. Fortey, Monmouth Court, Bloomsbury


Ballad - Roud Number: V4432

Title: My husband was a good for nothing man. Parody on Nelly Gray

First Line: When I was gay and keen, and aged seventeen

Themes:  Domestic violenceCourts and law - 19th century

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31D112: Child
42B74: Family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
43B13: Walking, hiking (recreation)
42D371: With the unwanted third party
42A4212: Carrying a child on the hip, astride

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25I141: Street
41A141: The usual house or row of houses
46C1212: Carrying something with yoke
47I22311(+21): Milkmaid (+ men (labourers))


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(2553)

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