Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

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for Thomas Smith


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5425

Title: Widow Bell

First Line: I once knew a gay young widow her name was Mrs. Bell

Themes:  PregnancySexual intercourseBoarding-houses

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 954

Title: Flash company

First Line: First I loved William, and then I loved John

Themes:  Transported convict

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61BB11(+51): Anonymous historical person portrayed - BB - woman (+ head (and shoulders) (portrait))

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A25162(+82): Hand on the heart (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
61BB11(+53): Anonymous historical person portrayed - BB - woman (+ half-length portrait)


Shelfmark: Firth c.17(67)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(4190)

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