Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:


Wilson, Printer, Bideford


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3023

Title: England's golden days

First Line: I'll sing, but 'tis an English song, and O! I love to praise

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5198

Title: The red-cross banner

First Line: England, if still thy patriot fires

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2711: Walking
43C1142: Hunters hunting (N.B.: In 1988-1990 this notation denoted the concept of 43C11421 'hunters resting during the hunt')
43C1147: Hunting dogs
45C16(MUSKET): Firearms (with NAME)
25G3(PINE): Trees: pine
43C11481: Game bag

2nd Illustration

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


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(455)

Notes:  Firth b.26(455) originally a sheet with Firth b.26(471), Firth b.26(479) and Firth b.26(484); on the reverse is another ballad: The King, god bless him! [George IV]

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1073)

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