Broadside Ballads Online

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See Peter Carnell (1979): F6 for imprint attribution. The third illustration is by Bewick, from Select fables (1812).


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 950

Title: The banks of the Nile

First Line: Hark! I hear the drums beating, no longer I'll stay

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2734

Title: An admired song called Youghal harbour

First Line: As I roved out on a summer' morning

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 9057

Title: William and Eliza, or, Lough Erne shore

First Line: You tender young lovers, draw near

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I2112: Cow

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D221(+44): Head-gear (+ feathers used for clothes)
33A13: Meeting
41D132: Fashionable woman, 'belle'
31D13: Adolescent, young woman, maiden

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B12: Cat
25F33(EAGLE): Predatory birds: eagle
85(EAGLE, CAT, AND THE SOW): Fables (with TITLE)
47I2122: Sow


Shelfmark: 2806 b.9(227)

Notes:  Originally a sheet of six with 2806 b.9(230).

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