Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1711 and 1732


Printed by T. Norris, at the Looking-glass on London-bridge. And sold by J. Walter, at the Hand and Pen in High Holborn


Ballad - Roud Number: 321

Title: The master-piece of love songs

First Line: It was a bold keeper

Tune: A week before Easter


ESTC: R233407

Themes:  Social statusServants


IconClass Codes:
41D2661: Necklace
41D222(STANDING BAND): Neck-gear ~ clothing (with NAME)
41D222(RUFF): Neck-gear ~ clothing (with NAME)
61B112(+51): Anonymous historical persons portrayed in a double portrait (+ head (and shoulders) (portrait))
61BB112(+51): Anonymous historical persons portrayed in a double portrait - BB - woman (+ head (and shoulders) (portrait))


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 2(151a)

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