Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1858 and 1885


W.S. Fortey, Printer & Publisher, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8742

Title: Take this message to my mother

First Line: Take this message to my mother

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13630

Title: Ring the bell watchman

First Line: High in the belfry, the old sexton stands

Themes:  Bells

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48A98311: Foliage ~ ornament
92(+52): Gods ~ classical mythology

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
49M32: Book
49N: Reading
49A: Education
42B741: Father and child(ren), man and child(ren) (family group)
25G4(IVY): Plants and herbs: ivy
41A331: Opening the window
41A333: Window shutters
34B132: Birds in a large cage, aviary


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(3731)

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