Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1800 and 1849


W. & J. Shelmerdine, printers


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V115

Title: The Albion, the pride of the sea

First Line: My boys, would you know how your ship got her name

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8089

Title: When the merry bells

First Line: As tripping o'er the new mown hay

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C71: Alcoholic drinks
47I422: Vine
92D19164: Cupids together with attributes of the arts, sciences, etc.

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
92D1916: Cupids: 'amores', 'amoretti', 'putti'
45A10: Symbols, allegories of war; 'Guerra' (Ripa)
25F23(LION): Beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion
45D1: (military) flags and standards


Shelfmark: Harding B 28(215)

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