Broadside Ballads Online

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W. Birmingham, 92, Thomas-street


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 22567

Title: Willy O!

First Line: Come all you young maids that's fair handsome

Themes:  Ghosts

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1538

Title: Napoleon

First Line: One night sad and languid I lay on my bed

Subjects:  Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V16493

Title: The girl I left behind me

First Line: Now I am bound for a foreign land

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I2211: Herd, flock
25F23(WOLF): Beasts of prey, predatory animals: wolf
48CC7525: One person playing wind instrument - CC - out of doors
29A: Animals acting as human beings
85(WOLF IN DISGUISE): Fables (with TITLE)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C145: (farm) wagon, freight wagon, cart

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F28(BAT): Flying mammals: bat

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48C514: Picture, painting
25F23(LION): Beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion
31A2511(+81): Arm raised upward (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31B6(+921): Morphology of human expression (+ threatening; fury)

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71D1241: Joseph is thrown into a pit (usually depicted as a well or cistern)


Shelfmark: Harding B 19(86)

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