Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1840 and 1866

Series Identifier:



Viewing: Harding B 11(1040)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3967

Title: The dying wife

First Line: Oh, do not weep my husband dear

Tune: Dear mother I've come home to die

Themes:  Death

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2665

Title: Blue eyed Nelly

First Line: When the bird is on the bough

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31E113: Last words and last favours, nuncupate
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
41A33: Window
41A23: Bedroom
41A7612: Bed with tester
31E112: Assembly of relatives ~ dying person
42B7411: Father and son(s) (family group)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I22311: Milkmaid
46C1215: Carrying something on the head or on the shoulders
31AA2711: Walking - AA - female human figure
41A7211: Stool

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