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Viewing: Firth b.28(25a)

Sheet Notes:  Stamp on reverse: Bodleian Library, 22 April 1918. Large format

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V632

Title: Death of Robin Adair

First Line: Now he is dead and gone, Robin Adair


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1599

Title: Blue ey'd Ellen

First Line: Farewell my blue ey'd Ellen


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 167

Title: Leicester chambermaid

First Line: It's of a brisk young butcher as I have heard 'em say


4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1847

Title: Old England shall weather the storm

First Line: Old England thy stamina never hath yielded

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism


5th Ballad - Roud Number: V200

Title: Brightly breaks the morning

First Line: Behold how brightly breaks the morning

Themes:  Fishing


6th Ballad - Roud Number: 561

Title: Poor Mary in the silvery tide

First Line: It's of a fine young creature who dwelt by the sea-side

Themes:  Murder


7th Ballad - Roud Number: 16967

Title: John Anderson my jo

First Line: John Anderson my jo, John

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Marriage


8th Ballad - Roud Number: V1848

Title: Parody on old England shall weather the storm

First Line: Oh brandy, thy virtues they never will yield to

Themes:  Drinking


9th Ballad - Roud Number: 1493

Title: The effects of love

First Line: Young lovers all I pray draw near


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44G312: Prisoner; in fetters
44G3111: Prison personnel: jailers, warders, guards

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43C94: Group dancing
43A23: Ball, formal dance




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