Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1850 and 1855

Series Identifier:



Viewing: Harding B 11(238)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V213

Title: Ben Block

First Line: Ben Block was a veteran of naval renown

Authors:  Collins, John, d. 1808

Themes:  Sailors - veterans

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13845

Title: Cheer, boys, cheer

First Line: Cheer, boys, cheer, no more of idle sorrow

Authors:  Mackay, Charles, 1814-1889

Themes:  Emigration

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D323: Sailor
61B11(+51): Anonymous historical person portrayed (+ head (and shoulders) (portrait))
41D221: Head-gear
31A533: Styles of hairdress
41D222: Neck-gear ~ clothing
41C745: Chewing-tobacco

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C251(+35): Paddle-wheel boat (+ propulsion of vehicle, ship, etc. by steam)

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