Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1863 and 1885

Series Identifier:


Other printings:


Viewing: Harding B 11(1958)

Sheet Notes:  Harding B 11(1958);In Harding B 11(1958) the crack in the plate is visible; in Harding B 11(1959) part of the cut is missing.

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1171

Title: Kate Kearney

First Line: O did you not hear of Kate Kearney

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1172

Title: The answer [to Kate Kearney]

First Line: O yes, I have seen this Kate Kearney

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 258

Title: The soldier's boy

First Line: The snow was fast descending

Themes:  Orphans

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA2351: Sitting on the ground - AA - female human figure
33C2162: Lover (woman) alone (e.g. longing for the beloved)
25G4(REED): Plants and herbs: reed
25H113: (high) hill

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A721: Chair
41A23: Bedroom
41A7612: Bed with tester
31D11221: Boy (child between toddler and youth)
31D11222: Girl (child between toddler and youth)
11Q211: Daily (vocal) prayer by one person

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