Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:


    between 1850 and 1899


Nugent, Printer, 35 New-row


The carriage in the second illustration bears the initials: T.B. [i.e. Thomas Bewick], and the illustration is signed W.K.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20735

Title: A fashionable love song called The big beggarman

First Line: In comes the beggarman weary & wet

Notes:  2806 c.11(57) is another issue with a different cut of this ballad alone

Themes:  Beggars

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 12873

Title: The young soldier's letter to his mother

First Line: As I roved out through Irish town one eveniug [sic] last July

Tune: The river Roe

Notes:  Appears also, but with a different illustration, in Firth b.25(587/588)

Themes:  Crimean War, 1853-1856

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 5497

Title: Larry Doolain or The Irish jaunting car

First Line: Do you want a car your honor? och, that's the one for you

Notes:  Appears also in Firth b.27(217)

Themes:  Jaunting cars

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V6106

Title: The love knot

First Line: You do not now rcmember [sic]

Notes:  Appears also in Firth b.27(217)

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I123: Ploughing

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11Q712: Church (exterior)
25I24: Public road in village
46C1441: Four-wheeled vehicle drawn by one animal

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C1444: Four-wheeled vehicle drawn by more than three animals


Shelfmark: Harding B 19(84)

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