Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1820 and 1824


Printed for W. Armstrong, Banastre-st.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5585

Title: Maria

First Line: Maria was handsome, remarkably fair

Themes:  Prostitution

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5584

Title: Answer to Maria

First Line: Farewell to the ocean since I am return'd

Themes:  SailorsProstitutionWorkhouses

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C1441: Four-wheeled vehicle drawn by one animal

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C71: Alcoholic drinks
31B52: Drunkenness
11K2: Devils in the form of (fabulous) animals
31F26(+3): Death as skeleton (+ Death with bow and arrow)
11K41: Devil(s) appearing to mortals, trying to seduce them; temptation
31F26(+6): Death as skeleton (+ Death with crown)


Shelfmark: Harding B 25(1213)

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