Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1840 and 1851


For another version of the second illustration, see Croxall's Aesop (1722).


Viewing: Harding B 11(464)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 372

Title: British man of war

First Line: It's down in yonder meadow I carelessly did stray

Subjects:  China

Themes:  SailorsOpium War, 1840-1842

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1281

Title: Brave old oak

First Line: A song to the oak to the brave old oak

Authors:  Chorley, Henry Fothergill, 1808-1872

Themes:  English history

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D323: Sailor
25H13: Coast
41D221: Head-gear
46C24: Sailing-ship, sailing-boat
41D231: Trousers, breeches
33C233: (lovers) embracing each other, 'symplegma'

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
47I2133: Lamb
25F23(WOLF): Beasts of prey, predatory animals: wolf
25H212: Brook
85(WOLF AND THE LAMB): Fables (with TITLE)

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