Broadside Ballads Online

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See Firth b.25(41/42) for imprint


Viewing: Harding B 19(95)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 289

Title: The undaunted female

First Line: Come all you true lovers and [a] story [I]'ll unfold

Notes:  Appears also, but variant, in a sheet of six ballads; see Firth b.25(41/42)

Themes:  India - Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1695

Title: Captain Colston

First Line: You inhabitan[ts] [o]f Ireland your [bo]yoes stout and brave

Notes:  Appears also, but variant, in a sheet of six; see Firth b.25(41/42)

Subjects:  IrelandLiverpool (England)New York (New York)

Themes:  Emigration - IrishPiracy

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1538

Title: A dream of Napoleon

First Line: One night sad and languid I went to my bed

Subjects:  Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25I141: Street
46A17: Working class, labourers
46C1215: Carrying something on the head or on the shoulders

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A14: Farmers
34B2332: Geese (domestic waterbirds)
34F12: Man killing animal

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