Broadside Ballads Online

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For the fable of the Brother and Sister, see Croxalls Aesop, (1722).


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V372

Title: A new comic song called the Comforts of man

First Line: When I was young what troubles I had cot [sic]

Notes:  The same setting of type as 2806 b.9(60) but with a different cut

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2813

Title: Catherine Skelly. For the drowning of her child, at Leeson- st., Bridge, on Saturday the 8th instant

First Line: Good people all I pray attend

Themes:  Murder - infanticide - 19th century

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31D12: Youth, adolescent
31D13: Adolescent, young woman, maiden
31A5111: Looking in the mirror; contemplation of own beauty

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
41C71: Alcoholic drinks
43A2(+61): Private festivities, merry company (+ solitary drinking ~ festive activities)
34B12: Cat
29A: Animals acting as human beings


Shelfmark: Harding B 19(47a)

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