Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1813 and 1838


J. Catnach, Printer, 2 Monmouth-court, 7 Dials. Sold by Mr. Wigens, 14, King's Mead Square, Bath, and Taylor, Bristol


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 5754

Title: The goddess Diana

First Line: Hark the goddess Diana

Themes:  Hunting

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 382

Title: Richard of Taunton

First Line: Last new year's day I've heard say

Themes:  Rejected suitorSocial status

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A124: Knight
33B9: Flight, running away; pursuing
41A12: Castle
46C1318: Horse in motion
31AA2711: Walking - AA - female human figure
41D27: Drapery, draped garment, 'Gewandgebung'

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2711: Walking
31AA25191(+81): Hand in the pocket - AA - both arms or hands (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
46B221: Street-trader
41C741(+1): Pipe ~ tobacco (+ taking (particular) foodstuffs: eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, etc.)
25D141: Anthracite, hard coal


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1343)

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