Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Harding B 11(245) is another issue.

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Viewing: Harding B 11(244)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 910

Title: The besom maker

First Line: I am a besom maker, listen to my tale

Themes:  Street tradersPregnancySexual intercourse

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 954

Title: The wandering girl, or The bud of rose

First Line: Once I loved a young man as dear as my life

Themes:  Seduction and abandonment

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 22885

Title: The may pole

First Line: Come lasses and lads, get leave of your dads

Themes:  FairsDancing

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25I141: Street
41A141: The usual house or row of houses
46BB25: Going to the market - BB - women engaged in trade and commerce

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2543: Gripping someone by the hand or the wrist; clasped hands
34B11: Dog
33C21: Courting
46A151: Beggar
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
41D242: Party clothes, festive attire

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