Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:


Forth, Printer, Pocklington

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: V329

Title: The chap wot married Hannah

First Line: Excuse my coming in, where all are gay and merry

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 620

Title: Dick Turpin and his poor Black Bess

First Line: When Fortune frail goddess, had fled my abode

Themes:  Highwaymen

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42D3421: Hen-pecked husband
42D322: Battle for dominance in marriage ('who wears the breeches')

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43C2121: Horse-racing
43C21211: Jockey


Shelfmark: Firth b.25(233)

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