Broadside Ballads Online

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1656

Title: Bonny black hare

First Line: One morning in autumn by the dawn of the day

Themes:  Sexual intercourse

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V539

Title: Lubin & Mary

First Line: On a cold frosty night as her father lay sleeping

Themes:  Sexual intercourse

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
46C13187: Leading a horse by the reins; rider beside his horse
33C22: Lovers' meeting

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33B9: Flight, running away; pursuing
31E2355: Violent death by hanging
46C1213: Carrying something with carrying-pole
31A247: Looking over the shoulder


Shelfmark: 2806 c.16(314)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(397)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(398)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 2360

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