Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1863 and 1885


London: H. Such, Printer, 177, Union-street, Boro'


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 553

Title: Caroline and her young sailor bold!

First Line: It is of a nobleman's daughter

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V14976

Title: Take back those gems you gave me

First Line: Take back those gems you gave me

Themes:  Rejected suitor


IconClass Codes:
45D323: Sailor
44A3(+2)(GREAT BRITAIN): Flag, colours (as symbol of the state, etc.) (+ nation; national)
45C16(CANNON): Firearms: cannon
31B6(+913): Morphology of human expression (+ swinging, waving)
46C24(+12): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (+ interior ~ vehicle, ship, etc.)
45C11(SPEAR): Casting weapons: spear


Shelfmark: Firth c.12(241)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(541)

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