Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1838 and 1859


Johnson Ballads 1127 is another issue Harding B 11(3553) is another edition.


Viewing: Johnson Ballads 1129

Sheet Notes:  The imprint is defaced.

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6810

Title: The smuggler king

First Line: There's a brave little bark, stealing out in the dark

Themes:  Smuggling

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V11714

Title: John Jones th[e] tee-toteller [sic]

First Line: John Jones was a farmer, and highly respectable

Themes:  Drinking

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
23R14: Night
46C232: Rowing-boat, canoe, etc.
44A3(+2)(GREAT BRITAIN): Flag, colours (as symbol of the state, etc.) (+ nation; national)
45H3(+3): Battle (+ naval force)
45H31: Bombardment
45K13: Fortress

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43A2(+6): Private festivities, merry company (+ eating and drinking ~ festive activities)
41C7111: Glass of wine
41C741(+1): Pipe ~ tobacco (+ taking (particular) foodstuffs: eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, etc.)
41C7112: Bottle of wine

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