Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Printed and sold by J Pitts, 6, Great St. Andrew-street, seven-Dials


Harding B 3(93) is another issue Douce Ballads 4(36) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 4

Title: A tragical ballad of the unfortunate love's [of] lord Thomas and fair Eleanor

First Line: Lord Thomas he was a bold forester

Themes:  Murder


IconClass Codes:
61B11(+52): Anonymous historical person portrayed (+ (full) bust portrait)
41D223(DOUBLET): Clothing for the upper part of the body (with NAME)
31A533: Styles of hairdress
31A534: Beard
48A9833: Flowers ~ ornament


Shelfmark: Harding B 3(94)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1034

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1035

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