Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

Date
    between 1813 and 1838

Notes:

The illustration of an age and youth in a churchyard is after an engraving by Thomas Bewick in British Birds, vol. 1, 1797, p. 202. See Iain Bain, The watercolours and engravings of Thomas Bewick, vol. 2, p. 147.



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Viewing: Harding B 7(6)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2936

Title: A voice from the grave. To those who wish to attain everlasting happiness

First Line: All you who doth these lines behold

Themes:  Happiness


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8899

Title: The labourer's return to his family with his weekly pay

First Line: Now wife and children let's be gay

Themes:  Working class


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA235: Sitting figure - AA - female human figure
25H217: River bank
41D262: Fan
31B6214(+82): Weeping (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
42E34: Urn
41D211: Dress, gown
42E131: Mourning the dead
25G3(WILLOW): Trees: willow

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44B191: Crown (symbol of sovereignty)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42E43: Churchyard, cemetery
31D16: Old man
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
31D11221: Boy (child between toddler and youth)
31D5: Young versus old age; young and old
43C723: (bowling a) hoop
11Q7129: Ruin of church, monastery, etc.
11R51: Scenes symbolizing 'Vanitas'

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A3911: Well
71C3136: Laban comes to meet Jacob at the well and brings him to his house



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