Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1840 and 1866


Harkness, Printer, 121, Church Street, Preston

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13379

Title: Sprig of shilelah

First Line: Och! love is the soul of a nate Irishman

Subjects:  Ireland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3741

Title: A new song in favour of Blackburn Mick

First Line: You merry blades of England, one moment lend an ear

Themes:  Running races

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D131: Dandy, beau
31A311: Eyeglasses, spectacles

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C741(+1): Pipe ~ tobacco (+ taking (particular) foodstuffs: eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, etc.)
61B11(+51): Anonymous historical person portrayed (+ head (and shoulders) (portrait))
31B62313(+81): Smiling (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(3632)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 2024

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 2025

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 2026

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