Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1833 and 1841


Viewing: Harding B 11(794)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 21859

Title: Darby Kelly

First Line: My grandsire beat a drum so neat

Subjects:  Marlborough, John Churchill, Duke of, 1650-1722Wolfe, James, 1727-1759Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852

Themes:  MilitarySoldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3294

Title: The willow tree

First Line: Oh! take me to your arms, my love

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C21: Courting
45C41: (military) camp with tents
48CC7524: One person playing percussion instrument - CC - out of doors
31AA231(+72): Standing figure - AA - female human figure (+ two persons)
45M2: Soldiers and civilians
41A3212: Divided door, upper part opened

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA2364: Lying on one side, with uplifted upper part of the body and leaning on the arm - AA - female human figure
31A2711: Walking
41A54: Fence, wall, paling
25G4(IVY): Plants and herbs: ivy
54AA7: Weakness, Powerlessness, Helplessness; 'Infermità' (Ripa)

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