Broadside Ballads Online

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The third illustration is in Davison catalogue, No. 36.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1531

Title: Rambler from Clare

First Line: The first of my courtship that ever was known

Subjects:  Ireland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5418

Title: Widow Macfarlane's lamentation for her son

First Line: On the banks of Clyde I happened to wander

Themes:  Murder

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33B9: Flight, running away; pursuing
25I28: Outskirts of village
25H217: River bank
31D12: Youth, adolescent
31E34: Finding a dead person
31E2211: Death by drowning (non-violent)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C1318: Horse in motion
46C513(+24): 'en route', traveller under way (+ four persons or more ~ traffic and transport)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44G312: Prisoner; in fetters
44G313: Prisoner in cell or locked place
44G3111: Prison personnel: jailers, warders, guards
49G52: Lunatic asylum, mental home


Shelfmark: 2806 c.15(250)

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