Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1858 and 1885


Viewing: Harding B 11(3427)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1462

Title: The saucy plough boy

First Line: Come all you pretty maidens gay

Themes:  Agricultural laborers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1977

Title: Maiden I will ne'er deceive thee

First Line: Maiden I will ne'er deceive thee

Notes:  The same setting of type appears in Harding B 11(1688), with a different imprint.

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V8734

Title: Mother dear

First Line: Oft thou'st told me, mother dear

Notes:  The same setting of type appears in Harding B 11(1688), with a different imprint.

Themes:  Seduction and abandonment

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I1(+21): Agriculture (+ men (labourers))
47I123: Ploughing

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C21: Courting
41A17: Farm (building)
32B311(SCOTS): Europeans (with NAME)
41D3: Folk costume, regional costume

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