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Rial & Co., Printers, Monmouth Court, 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V31074

Title: John Bull & his ally

First Line: John Bull is kept under some say, and forlorn

Tune: Vilikins and his Dinah

Subjects:  Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873

Themes:  Politics and government - 19th century1858


IconClass Codes:
46A21: Contrast between rich and poor
41D29: Clothed in rags
31AA2518(+81): Hand on the hip - AA - both arms or hands (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
46B31: Money
41A777: Container of textile material: bag, sack, net


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(225)

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Shelfmark: Firth c.16(446)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 14(289)

Notes:  Harding B 14(289) is stamped: Harvard College Library, Aug. 15, 1916, Kittredge fund.

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1096

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