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Printed and Published by G. Drake, 12, Houghton Street, Clare Market


A folded sheet, the outer pages of a four-page pamphlet. An issue of: The Singer's Penny Magazine and Reciter's Album. Edited by Mr. T. Prest. Contains a \"Notice to Correspondents\" thanking them for submissions of songs for publication.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5432

Title: A day's pleasure; or, the Cockney's holiday

First Line: See! the cheering sun has rose

Tune: Bonnie Laddie, Soldier Laddie

Notes:  Verse and prose

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Countryman in town

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V30462

Title: Lucy

First Line: Thine eyes with lustre beaming

Tune: Alice Grey

Authors:  Longhurst, G.

3rd Ballad

Title: Love me, love my cat

First Line: As I was walking 'tother day

Tune: Dumble dum deary

Authors:  Stubbs, Mr.

Performers:  Boddy, Mr.

Themes:  AdulteryCats

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V3733

Title: The Moonlit bower

First Line: I'll meet thee, maid, in the moonlit bower

Tune: Dumble dum deary

Authors:  Stubbs, Mr.

Performers:  Forman, G.

Themes:  AdulteryCats

5th Ballad

Title: It's no go!

First Line: When I was a younker to town I would run

Tune: Never mind

Authors:  Prest, T.

Performers:  Dowson, Mr.

Themes:  AdulteryCountryman in London

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V7546

Title: My pretty village maid

First Line: 'Twas near the village church

Tune: Never mind

Authors:  Bass, Isaac

Performers:  Dowson, Mr.

Themes:  AdulteryCountryman in London


IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
25I141: Street
42A3: Mother and baby or young child
46A1: Social stratification, social groups
31B6215: Frowned eyebrows
31B62313: Smiling
26B: Rain


Shelfmark: Firth b.25(190/191)

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