Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1855 and 1861


E. Hodges Printer, Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse 26 Grafton St Soho London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5264

Title: The girl of my heart

First Line: I never regret the day that [I] married

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V11433

Title: Old donkey

First Line: His days of work are past

Themes:  Donkeys

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3934

Title: An English girl for me

First Line: Old Scotland, with her lordly hills, can boast of maidens fair

Themes:  Girls


IconClass Codes:
33A35: Conversation, dialogue; conversation piece
46A131: Bourgeoisie, middle class, citizens, burghers
41A222: Drawing-room, 'salon'
41A3311: Open window


Shelfmark: Harding B 20(50)

Notes:  Cropped.

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