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Viewing: Firth b.26(419)

Sheet Notes:  Part of an uncut sheet with: Cupid's vagaries, Firth b.26(420)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V29651

Title: To a Sailor

First Line: Cupid, join'd with warlike Mars

Notes:  Poem

Themes:  Sailors


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V21031

Title: To Jemmy

First Line: Pray heart be still, nor breed a riot

Notes:  Poem


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V21621

Title: To an Old Maid

First Line: Hail! spotless virgin, free from sin

Notes:  Poem

Themes:  Spinsters


4th Ballad

Title: Valentine

First Line: Why does the azure deck the sky

Notes:  Poem


5th Ballad - Roud Number: V21030

Title: To a blackamoor

First Line: My dingy dear, when you appear

Notes:  Poem

Themes:  Africans


6th Ballad - Roud Number: V35064

Title: To a short gentleman

First Line: Oh, brief be ev'ry line

Notes:  Poem


7th Ballad - Roud Number: V6109

Title: To a lady, with a present of the true-lover's knot

First Line: Accept this pleasing trifle, pray

Notes:  Poem

Themes:  Valentines


8th Ballad - Roud Number: V32464

Title: From a baker

First Line: Pray come into my shop no more

Notes:  Poem

Themes:  Tradesmen


9th Ballad - Roud Number: V1517

Title: From a butcher

First Line: As white as any breast of veal

Notes:  Poem

Themes:  Tradesmen


10th Ballad - Roud Number: V7077

Title: From a hair dresser

First Line: O Sue! if you'll but think of me

Notes:  Poem

Themes:  Tradesmen


11th Ballad - Roud Number: V25979

Title: From a sailor

First Line: Dear miss, I'm a tar, just arriv'd from afar

Notes:  Poem

Themes:  Sailors


12th Ballad

Title: From the footman to the housemaid

First Line: Dear Betsy, oft you've known me stop

Notes:  Poem



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