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Sons & daughters

' Sons & daughters ' contains the following 57 items:

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Garland of trials [ID: 85448441]

Printed for S. Gamidge, at his warehouse, Leech Street, Worcester, [1775]. This copy (8 pages) has been separated and mounted as four separate leaves.

Publisher: Gammidge, Samuel

Date printed: 1775

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Shining sisters [ID: 86225491]

" ... Written at Tunbridge". First line reads: Now, happy spring, retrieve thy sinking name. In one column. Printed beneath the imprint: (Price 2d.). In praise of Marlborough and the beauties of his daughters. Sometimes attributed to John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham.

Date printed: 1712

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Garland of trials [ID: 86768911]

First line reads: This noble relation which I am to write. In four columns with the title above the first two; the columns are separated by ornamental rules. In this copy the sheet has been cut and mounted as two separate sheets.

Date printed: 1760

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(1) Cottager's daughter [ID: 74891188]

The cottager's daughter - first line reads: Ah! tell me ye swains, have you seen my/ Pastora. Susan and young Reilly - first line reads: You tender maidens I pray draw near. Ben Block - first line reads: Ben Block was a vet’ran of naval renown. Cottager’s daughter - Anonymous: By James Hook. Ben Block - By Collins. In three columns with woodcuts above the first and third.

Probable date printed: 1846-1850

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(2) All round my cap [ID: 74891242]

Two ballads. All round my cap - first line reads: All round my cap I wears a green vhittle. My father's sword; or, The song of the soldier boy - first line reads: My father was in battle slain. My father's sword; or, The song of the soldier boy: (Original, by Redford Clisby.) Air - "The girl I left behind me. In two columns.

Date printed: 1850

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(3) Stolen child [ID: 74891320]

The stolen child - first line reads: Alone on the heather a fair child was straying. Answer to the stolen child - first line reads: Oh! weep not, so lady, thy tears are fast streaming. In two columns with a woodcut above each.

Printer: William M'Call (Firm)

Date printed: 1850

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(4) Stolen child [ID: 74891323]

The stolen child - first line reads: Alone on the heather a fair child was straying. The woodpecker - first line reads: I knew by the smoke that so gracefully curl'd. The wife's dream - first line reads: Now tell me Mary, how it is that you can look so gay.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1830

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(5) Castle Hyde [ID: 74891461]

Castle Hyde - first line reads: As I roved out on a summer's morning. The orphan boy - first line reads: Stay lady, stay, for mercy's sake. The orphan boy - Anonymous: by Amelia Alderson Opie.

Probable date printed: 1834-1888

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(6) Blind boy [ID: 74891773]

Two ballads. The blind boy - first line reads: The blind boy's been at play, mother. Come home father - first line reads: Father, dear father, come home with me now. In two columns with two woodcuts above the second.

Printer: Carson, printer in Manchester

Date printed: 1840

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(7) Can your mother pay her rent? [ID: 74891902]

Can your mother pay her rent? - first line reads: Can your mother pay her rent, my boy? The little shamrock green - first line reads: Who dare run down old Ireland.

Date printed: 1870

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(8) Wealthy farmer's son [ID: 74891998]

Three ballads. The wealthy farmer's son - first line reads: Come all prety [sic] fair maids, and listen unto my song. Bold Robin Hood - first line reads: Bold Robin Hood was a forester good. Musing on the roaring ocean - first line reads: Musing on the roaring ocean. Bold Robin Hood: Glee. - Three voices.

Date printed: 1830

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(9) Freemasons' song [ID: 74892121]

First line reads: Come all you Freemasons that dwell around the globe. In one column with an illustration above the title. '(71.)' is printed at the foot of the text.

Date printed: 1850

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(10) Crafty maid [ID: 74892226]

The crafty maid - first line reads: Come all you lads and lasses, and listen here awhile. The cottager's daughter - first line reads: Down in yonder valley my father dwells.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(11) Godfrey's cordial [ID: 74892574]

This ballad is concerned with 'Godfrey's Cordial' which was a patent medicine given to children troubled with colic. It appears from the text that it may also have been used by some doctors to drug and molest victims. It consisted of sassafras, opium in some form, brandy or rectified spirit, caraway seed, and treacle. There are seven or eight different preparations. Named after Thomas Godfrey of Hunsdon. First line reads: Oh dear, what a row and a riot. In two columns with a woodcut above the first.

Date printed: 1840

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(12) Wounded farmer's son [ID: 74892646]

First line reads: The farmer's son so sweet. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(13) Mother's letter to her son [ID: 74892814]

Answer to the emigrant's letter - first line reads: Dear son I got your letter. The banks of the Ban - first line reads: By yonder shady harbour near to sweet Hilltown.

Date printed: 1860

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(14) Caroline and her sailor bold [ID: 74893303]

First line reads: It is said of a nobleman's daughter. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Haly, James

Date printed: 1865

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(15) Blind beggar's daughter of Bethnal Green [ID: 74893306]

Blind beggar's daughter of Bethnal Green - first line reads: It's of a blind beggar who had lost his sight. Creeping Jane - first line reads: I'll sing you a song and a very pretty one.

Date printed: 1860

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(16) Mary of the wild moor [ID: 74893432]

Mary of the wild moor - first line reads: It was one winter's night, when the wind. Country fashions - first line reads: My father died a year ago.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1835

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(17) Fisherman's daughter that lives over the water [ID: 74893459]

Two ballads. The fisherman's daughter that lives over the water - first line reads: I've been caught in a net by a dear little pet. Meet me at the lane - first line reads: I'll meet the [sic] at the lane when the clock strikes nine.

Date printed: 1860

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(18) Kiss me mother, ere I die [ID: 74893552]

If ever I cease to love - first line reads: In a house, in a square, in a quadrant. If ever I cease to love - Sung by George Leybourne. Kiss me mother, ere I die - first line reads: Kiss me, mother, ere I die. Happy Irish Dan - first line reads: Faith I'm a happy Irish boy, the pride of/ all the land. Happy Irish Dan - Sung with immense success by Dan Collins.

Author: Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

Date printed: 1865

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(19) Child of a tar [ID: 74893555]

First line reads: In a little blue garment all ragged and torn. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Booth, William, fl. 1818-1828

Date printed: 1828

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(20) Young sailor bold [ID: 74893738]

The young sailor bold - first line reads: I sing of a nobleman's daughter. The unfortunate shepherdess - first line reads: In the county of Essex there lived a 'squire.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(21) Does your mother know you're out [ID: 74893855]

Does your mother know you're out - first line reads: I am the laughing stock of all. Mary of the dale - first line reads: Let poets sound the high-flown praise. In two columns with an illustration above the second.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1850

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(22) Ax my eye [ID: 74893885]

Two ballads. Ax my eye - first line reads: I deals in costermongery. The adventures of little Mike - first line reads: Little Mike he was born about six in the morning. The adventures of little Mike: A new comic song, singing at all the London concerts.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1850

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(23) Just before the battle mother [ID: 74894086]

First line reads: Just before the battle mother I am thinking mos [sic] of yon [sic]. In one column with an illustration above the title.

Printer: Brereton, P., printer in Dublin

Date printed: 1870

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(24) Braes o'Gleniffer [ID: 74894113]

Two ballads. The braes o'Gleniffer - first line reads: Keen blaws the wind oe'r the braes o'/ Gleniffer. Poor little Joe - first line reads: While strolling one night, through London's gay/ throng. In two columns with an illustration above each.

Author: Tannahill, Robert, 1774-1810

Date printed: 1860

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(25) Kiss me mother 'ere I die [ID: 74894146]

Kiss me mother 'ere I die - first line reads: Kiss me, mother, ere I die. Barney O'Hea - first line reads: Now let me alone, though I know you won't-. In two columns with an illustration above each. Two ballads.

Date printed: 1865

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(26) Be kind to my mother when I'm gone [ID: 74894197]

Be kind to my mother when I'm gone - first line reads: Let me whisper to you, father, ere my voice is closed in death. Banks of the Nile - first line reads: Hark I hear the drums beating - no longer can I stay.

Printer: White, John, printer in Liverpool

Date printed: 1870

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(27) Mother take me home again [ID: 74894407]

Mother take me home again! - first line reads: Mother, all alone to-night. Mother take me home again! - air: Silver threads among the gold. A remedy for England's condition - first line reads: All ye who loyal are, that love our native land.

Date printed: 1880

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(28) Mother, mother, let me kiss thee [ID: 74894410]

First ballad: music published by E. Henry & Co., St. Ann's Square, Manchester. Second ballad: music published by Hopwood & Crew, New Bond St., London.

Publisher: E. Henry & Co.

Publisher: Hopwood & Crew

Probable date printed: 1840-1866

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(29) Father and I [ID: 74894413]

Father and I - first line reads: Mother were dead and sister were married. The fine young English gentleman - first line reads: I'll sing you a song, a good new song, that was made by a mad/ young pate.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(30) Lines on the death of an infant [ID: 74894443]

Three ballads. Lines on the death of an infant - first line reads: My child, thou art dead, and thy spirit hath fled. New African hymn - first line reads: O, Jesus, my saviour, I know thou art mine. Jacob's well; or, Britain's priveleges - first line reads: At Jacob's well a stranger sought.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(31) My father's grave [ID: 74894458]

First line reads: My father's grave! how cold the sound. In two columns with an illustration beneath the title.

Printer: Pearson, T., printer in Manchester, fl. 1870-1871

Date printed: 1865

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(32) Curly headed boy [ID: 74894461]

First line reads: My father was a farmer, and a farmer's son/ am I. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(33) My grandmother's chair [ID: 74894473]

First line reads: My grandmother she at the age of eighty-three. In one column with an illustration above the title.

Date printed: 1860

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(34) My grandmother's chair [ID: 74894476]

Two ballads. My grandmother's chair - first line reads: My grandmother she at the age of eighty-three. [Untitled] - first line reads: And they rated me a vagabond.

Date printed: 1860

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(35) Grandmother's chair [ID: 74894479]

Grandmother's chair - first line reads: My grandmother she at the age of eighty-three. Warrior's little boy - first line reads: One summer's eve I did perceive. In two columns with an illustration above each.

Printer: White, John, printer in Liverpool

Date printed: 1870

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(36) Grandmother's chair [ID: 74894482]

Grandmother's chair - first line reads: My grandmother she at the age/ of eighty three. There goes Flaherty - first line reads: You may talk about your clever/ men.

Date printed: 1870

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(37) Robin Thompson's smiddy [ID: 74894518]

Robin Thompson's smiddy - first line reads: My mither mend't my auld breeks. The death of Parker - first line reads: You Gods above protect the widow.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1830

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(38) Soldier's orphan [ID: 74894644]

First line reads: O dark is the night and the wintry wind/ whistles. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(40) Doctor Stafford and the weaver's daughter [ID: 74895445]

Three ballads. Doctor Stafford and the weaver's daughter - boy - first line reads: One evening as I walked by the rocks of Mile. A traveller stopped at a widow's gate - first line reads: A traveller stopped at a widow's gate. The mountain maid - first line reads: The mountain maid from her bower has hied.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1850

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(41) Sweet Jenny of the moor [ID: 74895457]

Sweet Jenny of the moor - first line reads: One morn, for recreation, as I strayed by the sea-side. Undaunted Mary, or The banks of sweet Dundee - first line reads: Its of a farmer's daughter, so beautiful I'm told. Two ballads.

Printer: Taylor, T., printer in Brick Lane, London

Date printed: 1860

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(42) Merry ploughboy [ID: 74895520]

Merry ploughboy - first line reads: One Saturday night, I remember it well. Old soldier's daughter - first line reads: O do you remember the old soldier's daughter.

Printer: William M'Call (Firm)

Date printed: 1850

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(43) Orphan boy [ID: 74895673]

First line reads: An orphan boy at sea when I. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: W. and J. Shelmerdine (Firm)

Date printed: 1840

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(44) Father, and mother, and Suke [ID: 74895859]

First line reads: Says my father, says he, one day to I. In four columns with an engraving above the title. '359' is printed bottom right of the engraving.

Publisher: Robert Laurie and James Whittle

Date printed: 1795

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(45) Pound or a penny [ID: 74896039]

A pound or a penny - first line reads: Some very good sayings I've heard in my time. Is that mother bending o'er me - first line reads: Is that mother bending o'er me. In two columns with an illustration above each.

Printer: Harkness, John, b. 1814

Probable date printed: 1840-1866

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(46) Orphan boy's tale [ID: 74896078]

The orphan boy's tale - first line reads: Stay, lady! stay, for mercy's sake. A new song. The green flag flying - first line reads: My name is freedom, stout and bold, and private I/ came to this nation.

Author: Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853

Date printed: 1870

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(47) Farmer's boy [ID: 74896123]

Farmer's boy - first line reads: The sun had set behind the hill. High Germany or, Polly love - first line reads: O Polly love, O Polly love, the rout is begun.

Date printed: 1870

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(48) Johnny Hart [ID: 74896309]

Johnny Hart - first line reads: There was a rich farmer's daughter lived near/ the town of Ross. A new song called Granuaile - first line reads: As through the north as I walked to vie[w] the shamrock plain.

Date printed: 1870