Broadside Ballads Online

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Compare the first illustration to the illustration of \"The scold and the parrot,\" on p. 68 of John Gay, Fables (London, 1823).

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2092

Title: The village-born beauty

First Line: See! the star-breasted villain to yonder cot bounds [sic]

Themes:  Seduction and abandonmentProstitutionCourtship - difference in social status

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 8179

Title: Annie Laurie

First Line: Maxwelton's banks are bonnie

Authors:  Scott, Alicia Anne, Lady John, 1810-1900

Subjects:  Scotland

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
34B131: Bird in a cage
25F22: Monkeys, apes
34B12: Cat
42D322: Battle for dominance in marriage ('who wears the breeches')
31AA2518(+82): Hand on the hip - AA - both arms or hands (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
85(SCOLD AND THE PARROT, Gay): Fables (with TITLE)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11Q712: Church (exterior)
25H213: River
24A: Sun as celestial body
46C24(BARK): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME)


Shelfmark: Firth b.27(60)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(3989)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 2955

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 3330

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