Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1838 and 1859


Compare the second illustration to the illustration of \"The sick man and the angel,\" on p. 72 of John Gay, Fables (London, 1823). Harding B 11(1700) is another impression with a perfect imprint Harding B 11(1700) is another impression with a perfect imprint


Viewing: Harding B 11(1701)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1444

Title: I'll hang my harp on the willow tree

First Line: I'll hang my harp on a willow tree

Themes:  Rejected suitorWar

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3966

Title: The dying child to it's mother

First Line: Weep not dear mother, oh! leave off thy wailing

Tune: The stolen child

Themes:  Death

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42E311: Gravestone, tombstone

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31E12: Deathbed
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
11G192: Angel(s) represented as youth(s) or adult(s)
11Q511: The Bible as a book
41A7612: Bed with tester
46A1632: Money-chest, treasure-chest, money-box

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