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Viewing: Firth b.27(11/12)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4362

Title: Miss Pepper's brigade

First Line: You gents of this city attend for awhile

Subjects:  Dublin (Ireland)


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3050

Title: The wonders of the illuminations

First Line: Good people all I pray have patience

Subjects:  Dublin (Ireland)

Themes:  Dublin illuminations for the wedding of the prince of Wales1863


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V27154

Title: Ireland's unrelenting chains

First Line: The boat swings to a rusty chain

Themes:  Ireland


4th Ballad - Roud Number: 8231

Title: Dixey's land

First Line: I wish I was in the land of cotton

Authors:  Buckley, Frederick, 1833-1864

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy


5th Ballad - Roud Number: 13468

Title: The Irish harvest men's triumph

First Line: We sailed away from the quay and never received a shock


6th Ballad - Roud Number: V33020

Title: The lady's petycoat

First Line: Concerning the fashions I will let you hear

Themes:  Fashions


7th Ballad - Roud Number: V4083

Title: Lines written on a discussion between a Protestant boy, and a catholic girl, near Dundalk, county Louth

First Line: As I roved out one evening in the spring eime [sic] of the year

Notes:  The same setting of type as Firth b.25(591)

Themes:  Religious controversy - Ireland


8th Ballad - Roud Number: 2734

Title: An admired song called Youghal harbour

First Line: As I roved out of a summer's morning


9th Ballad - Roud Number: V23109

Title: The English prize-fighter and the American champion

First Line: Come all you Irish heroes bold who're fond of liberty

Themes:  Prizefighting


10th Ballad - Roud Number: V7930

Title: My colleen dhas crutha na mbo [sic]

First Line: T'was on a fine summer's morning


11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1045

Title: The river Roe

First Line: I espied a lovely fair one, and her did not know


12th Ballad - Roud Number: V35084

Title: Peace and flourishing trade

First Line: Good people, now listen to what I do say

Notes:  Harding B 26(509) is another issue of this ballad alone

Themes:  Crimean War, 1853-1856


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A17: Farm (building)
46AA14: Farmers - AA - female farmer, farmer's wife
34B232(+1): Fowl (cock, hen, chicken, etc.) (+ feeding animal)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F33(EAGLE): Predatory birds: eagle

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I141: Reaping, picking, mowing ~ harvest
47I1(+21): Agriculture (+ men (labourers))
47I15(SCYTHE): Agricultural implements: scythe

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F25(ELEPHANT): Trunked animals: elephant
43A363: Circus tent (inside)

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43C1147: Hunting dogs
33C4211: 'la cruche cassée' (loss of virginity symbolized)

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B232: Fowl (cock, hen, chicken, etc.)

7th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43C391: Boxing (sport)

8th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31D13: Adolescent, young woman, maiden
34A1: Friendship between man and animal; caressing, petting
25F24(DEER): Hoofed animals: deer

9th Illustration

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32B33(TURKS): Asiatic races and peoples: Turks
31E234632: Violent death by dagger, knife
44G5111: Murder

10th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43C1147: Hunting dogs




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