Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V21270

Title: Wives lamentation

First Line: Ten years ago I married a man who's such a drunken sot

Notes:  Harding B 17(343a) is another edition of this ballad alone

Themes:  Drunkenness

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 441

Title: The fit comes on me now

First Line: It was on Easter Monday, the spring time of the year

Themes:  Marriage - women

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 802

Title: Don't let me die a maid

First Line: One day as I was walking I saw a lovely maid

Notes:  Harding B 16(76b) is another edition of this ballad alone

Themes:  Marriage

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11Q712: Church (exterior)
45D323: Sailor
42E43: Churchyard, cemetery
42E311: Gravestone, tombstone
33C231: Arm in arm (lovers)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11Q712: Church (exterior)
25G411: Cut flowers; nosegay, bunch of flowers
33C214: Presents offered to the beloved


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(4262)

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