Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1840 and 1866


Harkness, Printer, Church Street, Preston

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4698

Title: The pretty factory boy

First Line: It's of a brisk young factory lad was going to his work

Themes:  Social statusPress-gangs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4694

Title: The factory girl

First Line: All you that love a merry jest, give ear to what I say

Themes:  Working classFactories

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47A12: Factory-building

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C71: Alcoholic drinks
41A722: Couch, sofa, settee
41A221: Living-room, parlour, sitting-room
33C52: Whore, prostitute


Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 2017

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