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Viewing: Firth b.27(38)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13623

Title: The white squall

First Line: The sea was bright and the bark rode well

Authors:  Johns, R.

Themes:  Shipwreck


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V238

Title: Bid me discourse

First Line: Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear

Notes:  A single stanza


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1246

Title: The lass of Richmond hill

First Line: On Richmond hill there lives a lass


4th Ballad - Roud Number: V27153

Title: Ply the oar brother

First Line: Ply the oar, brother, and speed the boat


5th Ballad - Roud Number: 13755

Title: Alice Gray

First Line: She's all my fancy painted her, she's lovely, she's divine


6th Ballad - Roud Number: 9128

Title: Coal black Rose

First Line: Lubly Rosa, Sambo come

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy


Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42F32(BROOM): (household) utensils and implements (with NAME)
46A154: Generally despised professions, 'unehrliche Leute'
41B214: Chimney
42F31: Cleaning (the house)



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