Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1863 and 1885

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Viewing: Firth b.34(217)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2456

Title: Old womna [sic] of Rumford

First Line: There was an old woman of Rumford

Themes:  Street traders

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1554

Title: The lass of London city

First Line: As I was walking one fine summer's morning

Themes:  Prostitution


IconClass Codes:
25I141: Street
41A141: The usual house or row of houses
44E2: Street lighting
46C144: Four-wheeled, animal-drawn vehicle, e.g.: cab, carriage, coach
41D131: Dandy, beau
33C231: Arm in arm (lovers)
41D132: Fashionable woman, 'belle'
46B13: Shop, store

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