Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:



Bebbington, Printer, 22 Goulden-Street Oldham-Road, Manchester; and Sold by H. Andrews St. Peter-Street Leeds

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3450

Title: Poor Tom

First Line: Mas'r I can tell you nothing

Performers:  Johnson, W.

Notes:  Based on a passage in Uncle Tom's Cabin / by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Themes:  Slavery

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13793

Title: Merry bells of England

First Line: O the merry bells of England, I love to hear them sound

Themes:  Bells

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48C70: 'Musica', symbolic representations, allegories and emblems ~ music; 'Musica'(Ripa)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
46C11: Road, path
41A3611: Spire (of tower on house or building)
46C1215: Carrying something on the head or on the shoulders
46BB25: Going to the market - BB - women engaged in trade and commerce
31AA2711: Walking - AA - female human figure


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(3111)

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