Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1813 and 1838


J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dia[ls]


Harding B 11(2901) is another edition with a different printer but the same cuts Harding B 11(2901) is another edition with a different printer but the same cuts.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 218

Title: Oxford city

First Line: It's of a fair maid in Oxford city

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 245 is another issue of this ballad alone

Subjects:  Oxford (England)

Themes:  Jealousy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2278

Title: On board the Victory

First Line: I am a young girl whose fortune is great

Themes:  Social statusPress-gangs

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D2321(+81): Apron (+ men's clothes)
31A535: Barber, barbershop
43C394: Fencing (sport)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C24(SHIP)(+63): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME) (+ under way, at sea (~ travelling))


Shelfmark: Firth c.13(280)

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