Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1840 and 1866


Harding B 11(1475) is another edition.

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6086

Title: Hard times and no beer

First Line: Englishmen, and Irishmen, Scotchmen, and Welshmen too

Subjects:  Peel, Robert, Sir, 1788-1850Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852Albert, Prince Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1861

Themes:  Apprentices

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1501

Title: The crafty London prentice: or Bow bells

First Line: When I was a prentice in fair London town

Themes:  ProstitutionApprentices

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I1(+22): Agriculture (+ women (labourers))
31AA2351: Sitting on the ground - AA - female human figure
47I1(+21): Agriculture (+ men (labourers))
47I142: Binding ~ harvest
47I143: Stocking (on the field)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2543: Gripping someone by the hand or the wrist; clasped hands
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
46C1211: Carrying something in basket, bag, rucksack, etc.
42A4211: Carrying a child on the back
31A329: Eavesdropper
13E421: Gipsy woman or gipsy handreading


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1476)

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