Broadside Ballads Online

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Viewing: Johnson Ballads 1461

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 4871

Title: Uncle Ned's ghost

First Line: You've heard of a nigger, they call'd Uncle Ned

Themes:  African Americans

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V303

Title: The Caledonian maid

First Line: Oh, say ye virgins, have you seen

Subjects:  Scotland

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D262: Fan
31F26(+3): Death as skeleton (+ Death with bow and arrow)
41D283: Mask
23T27(XVII): Modern division of historical epochs ~ centuries (with Roman NUMBER of century)
11R51: Scenes symbolizing 'Vanitas'
31F33: Death battling with Life, or with the living

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31D13: Adolescent, young woman, maiden
34B133: Bird on a cord or string

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