Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1797 and 1834


Walker, Printer, Durham

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: V248

Title: Sammy Slap the bill sticker

First Line: I'm Sammy Slap the bill-sticker, and you must all agree sirs

Themes:  BillpostingNewspapers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15012

Title: The maniac

First Line: Hush! 'tis the night watch, he guards my lonely cell!

Themes:  Insanity

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42D341: Dominating husband
31B6(+927): Morphology of human expression (+ punishing)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11G183: The Archangel Michael (often in armour with sword or lance)


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(508)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(3419)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1665

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