Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1840 and 1866

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2983

Title: Paddy's return from Dixey

First Line: I can't tell what the world's about

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8421

Title: The young man from the country

First Line: When first I went to service, a nursemaid's place I took

Themes:  ServantsTheft

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43C911: Man dancing alone
32A5: Caricatures (human types)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I1(+21): Agriculture (+ men (labourers))
42B74: Family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
41D29: Clothed in rags
46A15: The poor
41AA16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage - AA - civic architecture: inside
41D223(SMOCK): Clothing for the upper part of the body (with NAME)


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(2932)

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