Broadside Ballads Online

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8211

Title: Lying alone

First Line: I often had wished he'd be dead

Notes:  See Harding B 19(29) for a longer version

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad

Title: The soldier's dream

First Line: When the thundering of cannon died away on the air

Notes:  See also 2806 c.15(110), Harding B 19(29) and Harding B 40(5)

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13883

Title: The rat catchers, daughter

First Line: Not long ago, in Vestminstier

Notes:  Seven stanzas. The same setting of type, except for the title, as Harding B 19(29) but with a different cut

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
23R14: Night
31B6(+925): Morphology of human expression (+ being frightened)
13A1: Spirit, ghost
41B31: Candle

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
32B3211: American negroes
46A18: Slavery; serfs and slaves
61D(WEST INDIES): Geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (with NAME)
25K1: Landscapes in tropical and sub-tropical regions
31B11: Sleeping in bed
31E234632: Violent death by dagger, knife
33B6: Killing ~ aggressive relationships

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43C911: Man dancing alone
31D112: Child
43C7: Children's games and plays


Shelfmark: 2806 b.9(246)

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