Broadside Ballads Online

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Viewing: Harding B 14(136)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8008

Title: The true British sailor. A song in honour of king William the fourth

First Line: No danger the heart of a seamen [sic] appals

Subjects:  William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5868

Title: The king! Heaven rest him

First Line: What a sad gloomy silence hangs over the town

Subjects:  George IV, king of Great Britain, 1762-1830

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44A1(+2)(GREAT BRITAIN): Coat of arms (as symbol of the state, etc.) (+ nation; national)
46A122(GEORGE)1: Armorial bearing, heraldry (with NAME of family) - coat of arms

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11Q511: The Bible as a book
44B01: Monarchy; 'Monarchia mondana' (Ripa)
11P31131: Insignia of bishop, e.g. mitre, crozier
44B19: Insignia and symbols of sovereignty (crown, diadem, sceptre, orb, seal, standard, cloak, pectoral)
11P24: Non-Roman Catholic Episcopal Churches, e.g. Anglicans

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