Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1812 and 1830


Printed by D. Wrighton, No. 86, Snow Hill, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V14962

Title: The poor soldier's daughter

First Line: Some pity afford to a poor soldier's daughter

Tune: Disabled seaman

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Seduction and abandonment

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V9304

Title: Careless Billy

First Line: Ye frolick-some sparks of game, ye being both wretched and old

Themes:  WealthMerchants

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C225: Parting, leave-taking (of lovers)
45D313: Private soldier
33C21: Courting
46C13187: Leading a horse by the reins; rider beside his horse
31A2545: Gripping someone by the shoulder

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42B7421: Mother and son(s) (family group)
41B21: Open hearth, fire-place
42B82: Boxing the ears (of naughty children)


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(523)

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Shelfmark: Firth c.14(247)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(3110)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 28(201)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1498

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