Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1855 and 1858

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Viewing: Harding B 11(936)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15102

Title: Donny-brook fair

First Line: One day rolling down, through fair Wexford town

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Fairs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15020

Title: Lazy society

First Line: O this world is so hard to get through


IconClass Codes:
33B31: Fist-fight
31A231: Standing figure
31B52: Drunkenness
41C741: Pipe ~ tobacco
41D212: Coat, cape
31D11221(+72): Boy (child between toddler and youth) (+ two persons)
25I1411: Lane, alley

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