Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1863 and 1885

Series Identifier:


Other printings:


Viewing: Johnson Ballads 1162

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 23358

Title: The blind boy

First Line: The blind boy's been at play, mother

Themes:  Blindness

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 266

Title: The banks of Claudy

First Line: It was on a summer's morning all in the month of May

Themes:  SailorsLovers reunited

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A3211: Open door
42B7421: Mother and son(s) (family group)
41A23: Bedroom
31D11221: Boy (child between toddler and youth)
11Q21: One person praying
41A761: Bed

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C13141(+733): Horse (+ head of an animal)

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