Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1850 and 1899


See Firth b.25(587/588) for imprint


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V21126

Title: An address to the very rev. father Lavelle

First Line: Hail! thou defender of Erin's green land

Tune: Erin the tear and the smile in thine eye

Themes:  Ireland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 957

Title: A song -- the lily of the west

First Line: When first I came to Ireland some pleasure for to find

Notes:  2806 b.11(137) is another issue of this ballad alone. The same setting of type but with a different cut appears in a sheet of eleven ballads; see Firth b.25(587/588)

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1010

Title: Doran's ass

First Line: One Paddy Doyle lived near Killarney

Notes:  The same setting of type, but with a different cut, appears in a sheet of eleven ballads; see Firth b.25(587/588)

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25G3(OAK): Trees: oak

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2511(+81): Arm raised upward (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
42A5521: Searching and finding of runaway child
46C279: Stowaway ~ ship
46C216(CABIN): Parts of ship's interior (with NAME)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44B113: King
95A(PYGMALION)21: Pygmalion falls in love with the statue he is carving


Shelfmark: Harding B 19(15)

Click image to view larger

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be written and read by websites and stored by the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do a number of things including allowing access to some types of content and functionality to users, and collecting anonymous user information so that site owners can monitor the performance of their sites. They are a kind of "memory" for a website that can help it respond appropriately to users and user behaviour.

Cookies on this website

This website stores cookies to remember the style (colours/fonts) preference and the ones used in Google Analytics. This anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the website so that we can see how the site is being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our website and content for the benefit of our users (you).

More information about controlling these cookies can be found at The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies page.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA).

If you wish to have a deeper understanding about the cookies that Google uses check Cookies & Google Analytics page.