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Weavers and clothiers complaint against the East India Trade [ID: 86027330]

First line reads: Shews why in dogrel verse this tale. In two columns.

Printer: Baldwin, Ann, 1658-1713

Date printed: 1699

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Hue and cry, upon hue and cry, or, An enquiry after a poet [ID: 86225427]

" ... who was deliver'd of his wits, on Tuesday the 21th instant, and has not since been heard of Being an answer to the late verses about the man-midwife and the land-bank". First line reads: If any good vintner, distiller, or cook. In one column.

Date printed: 1699

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Congratulatory poem to the Honourable Sr Charles Duncomb, Kt Sheriff of London [ID: 86766363]

First line reads: Where providence has those vast blessings given. In one column.

Date printed: 1699

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Farmer's blunder [ID: 86766379]

First line reads: A while but attend and a tale I'll relate. In one column with a woodcut above the title. There are two unrelated fragments of works printed on the verso of the sheet.

Date printed: 1775

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(1) After many roving years [ID: 74891197]

Three Ballads. After many roving years - first line reads: After many roving years. Meet me by moon-light - first line reads: Meet me by moonlight alone. The lucky farmer's boy- first line reads: The sun had set behind the hill. In two columns.

Printer: Hodges, E., printer (from Pitts')

Probable date printed: 1846-1854

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(2) Milkman [ID: 74891623]

First line reads: At dawn of dawn [sic] when other folk. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(3) Chapter of cheats [ID: 74891710]

First line reads: Attend, you poor of England, and listen unto me. In one column.

Date printed: 1850

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(4) March of intellect [ID: 74891722]

Three ballads. March of intellect - first line reads: The barber takes you by the nose. Roy's wife of Aldivalloch - first line reads: Roy's wife of Aldivalloch. The midges dance aboon the burn.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1830

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(5) Billy Nuts the poet [ID: 74891734]

Two ballads. Billy Nuts the poet - first line reads: Beat the drum and blow the fife. Never hold malice - first line reads: Oh, never hold malice! it poisons our life. In two columns.

Printer: Williamson, printer in Newcastle

Date printed: 1845

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(6) Child's dream [ID: 74891749]

The child's dream - first line reads: Before a lonely cottage door, with climbing roses gay. Fortunate factory girl - first line reads: The sun had just risen one fine summer's morning.

Date printed: 1850

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(7) Striking times [ID: 74891956]

The text mentions the strikes taking place in 1853. First line reads: Cheer up! cheer up! you sons of toil &/ listen to my song. In two columns with a woodcut above the first.

Printer: Hodges, E., printer (from Pitts')

Date printed: 1853

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(8) New song call'd the loyal weavers [ID: 74892013]

First line reads: Come all ye brave Fellows, I pray now attend. In one column.

Date printed: 1815

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(9) Gallant poachers [ID: 74892025]

Two ballads. The rescue of survivors from the 'Forfarshire' by Grace Darling took place in Sept. 1838. The gallant poachers - first line reads: Come all ye lads of high renown. Grace Darling - first line reads: I pray now attend to these lines I've penned.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1840

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(10) Prince Albert and the Great Britain [ID: 74892028]

The launch of the 'Great Britain' took place on July 19th 1843. First line reads: Come, all ye loyal men, who dwell in our land.

Date printed: 1843

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(11) Success to the farm labourers, and the agricultural strike [ID: 74892109]

The events described in the text took place in 1872. First line reads: Come all you farming men and list to what I pen.

Printer: Such, Henry Parker, fl. 1849 - 1851

Date printed: 1872

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(12) Strike [ID: 74892124]

Two ballads.The strike - first line reads: Come all you gallant Britons bold, and listen awhile to me. Tramp! tramp, tramp - first line reads: My name is Paddy Doyle. In two columns.

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

Date printed: 1860

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(13) Haswell cages [ID: 74892181]

The text of the ballad 'Haswell cages', which concerns the lifting cages for men and coal at the Haswell colliery at Durham, mentions the year 1838. Haswell cages - first line reads: Come all you good people and listen awhile. Haswell cages - Tune: - The wedding of Ballyporeen. The exiles return - first line reads: From wandering in a foreign land.

Date printed: 1838

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(14) Haswell cages [ID: 74892184]

The text of the ballad 'Haswell cages', which concerns the lifting cages for men and coal at the Haswell colliery at Durham, mentions the year 1838. Haswell cages - first line reads: Come all you good people and listen awhile.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1838

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(15) Grand horticultural song [ID: 74892193]

First line reads: Come all you good people I pray now attend. In two columns with an illustration above the title.

Printer: Henson, G., printer in Northampton

Date printed: 1845

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(16) Farmers lament [ID: 74892196]

First line reads: Come all you good people that live in/ this shire. In two columns with a woodcut above the first.

Printer: Birt, Thomas, fl. 1824-1841

Probable date printed: 1833-1841

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(17) Farmers lament [ID: 74892199]

First line reads: Come all you good people that live in/ this shire. In two columns with a woodcut above the first.

Date printed: 1840

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(18) New song on the lock-out of the farmer's labourers! [ID: 74892205]

First line reads: Come all you jolly farming men. In two columns. Tune: - All round the world.

Date printed: 1880

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(19) Life of an honest ploughman; or, 90 years ago [ID: 74892217]

Two ballads. The ballad 'Touch of the times' is concerned with the repeal of the Corn Laws and mentions the year of 'thirty six' (1836). The life of an honest ploughman - first line reads: Come all ye jolly husbandmen and listen to my song. Touch of the times - first line reads: Come Sandy lad, I'll sing a sang.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1836

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(20) Painful plough [ID: 74892220]

The painful plough - first line reads: Come all you jolly ploughmen of courage stout and bold. Little blacksmith - first line reads: We heard his hammer all day long.

Date printed: 1840

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(21) Young women's dreams [ID: 74892280]

Young women's dreams - first line reads: Come all you pretty maidens from the cook unto the/ Queen. Vilikins and his Dinah - first line reads: 'Tis of a rich merchant, whom in London did dwell.

Date printed: 1860

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(22) Saucy plough boy [ID: 74892283]

The saucy plough boy - first line reads: Come all you pretty maidens gay. Maiden I will ne'er deceive thee - first line reads: Maiden I will ne'er deceive thee. Mother dear - first line reads: Oft thou'st told me, Mother dear.

Printer: Fortey, W. S. (William Samuel)

Date printed: 1860

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(23) Swaggering farmers [ID: 74892310]

Two ballads. Swaggering farmers - first line reads: Come all you Swaggering Farmers wherever you may be. Susannah don't you cry - first line reads: I'm going to Alabama. In two columns.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1850

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(24) Faded flower [ID: 74892313]

Three ballads. The ballad 'Sayers' farewell' celebrates the achievments and retirement of the pugilist Tom Sayers, he retired in 1860. The New Lights of America - first line reads: Come all you that lived in Ireland, I hope you will draw near. Faded flower - first line reads: O, the flowers 1 [sic] saw in the wild wood. Sayers' farewell - first line reads: You lovers of the manly art, whoever you may be.

Printer: Pearson, Samuel, fl. 1824-1828

Date printed: 1860

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(25) When will thou meet me love [ID: 74892376]

The collier lads, who labour under ground - first line reads: Come attend awhile, you workmen, wherever you may be. When will thou meet me, love - first line reads: When will thou meet me love, tell me I pray. The star of Slane - first line reads: You brilliant muses, who ne'er refuses.

Printer: Bebbington, John Oliver

Date printed: 1855

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(26) Street orderly [ID: 74892538]

The moonlit sea - first line reads: Come o'er the moonlit sea. Street orderly - first line reads: I am a street orderly as you may all see. Street orderly - Air: Nancy Dawson.

Printer: Hodges, E., printer (from Pitts')

Date printed: 1850

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(27) Plough boy [ID: 74892664]

Two ballads. The plough boy - first line reads: A flaxen-heade cow-boy. Jack Munro - first line reads: In Chatham town there liv'd a worthy merchant-man.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1830

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(28) Mrs Sloane is caught at last [ID: 74892781]

The Sloanes were charged and found guilty of mistreating their servant, Jane Wilbred in 1850-1851. From the text of the ballad it appears that Mrs. Sloane attempted to escape justice by fleeing to France.

Printer: Paul, Charles, fl. ca. 1845-1848

Date printed: 1850

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(29) Tommy Towers & Abraham Muggins; or, The Yorkshire horse-dealers [ID: 74892946]

First line reads: Hard by Clapham town end lived an old Yorkshire tyke. '(45.)' is printed at the foot of the column. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Date printed: 1840

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(30) Monkey turned barber [ID: 74893102]

Two ballads. The monkey turned barber - first line reads: A Frolicksome spark in Dublin did dwell. Grand conversation under the rose - first line reads: As Mars and Minerva was viewing of some imple-/ments.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(31) Poisoned family [ID: 74893198]

Date derived from Todd 'A directory of printers' (1972), from address in imprint and examination of text and style. First line reads: Good friends far and near. In two columns with a woodcut above the first.

Printer: Disley, Henry, fl. 1850-1878

Date printed: 1835

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(32) London merchant [ID: 74893342]

The London merchant - first line reads: Its of a rich merchant near London we hear. The red haired man's wife - first line reads: Ye muses nine combine and lend me/ your aid.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(33) Admired song called My one pound five [ID: 74893348]

First line reads: It's of a tradesman and his wife I hear the other day. In one column with an illustration above the title and another at the foot of the column.

Date printed: 1860

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(34) Sarah Wilson [ID: 74893360]

First line reads: Its Sarah Wilson is my name. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(35) Fisherman's boy [ID: 74893375]

Two ballads. The fisherman's boy - first line reads: It was down in the lowlands a poor boy did wander. Crazy Jan[e] - first line reads: Why, fair maid, in every feature. In two columns with an illustration above each.

Printer: William M'Call (Firm)

Date printed: 1850

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(36) Leicester chambermaid and London butcher [ID: 74893390]

Leicester chambermaid and London butcher - first line reads: It's of a brisk young butcher as I have heard them say. Nelson's monument - first line reads: Britons long expected great news from our fleet.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1850

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(37) Three butchers [ID: 74893405]

The three butchers - first line reads: It was Ips, Gips, and Johnson as I have heard many say. Old Towler - first line reads: Bright Chanticleer proclaims the dawn.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1835

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(38) Sheffield apprentice [ID: 74893477]

The Sheffield apprentice - first line reads: I was brought up in Sheffield, but not of high degree. A maiden sought the dewy grove - first line reads: A maiden sought the dewy grove.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1830

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(39) Post office Sunday trading [ID: 74893534]

First line reads: If there is not a jolly row. In two columns with a woodcut above the first.

Printer: Birt, Thomas, fl. 1824-1841

Date printed: 1849

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(40) Blue ey'd Mary [ID: 74893549]

First line reads: In a cottage embosom'd within a deep shade. In one column.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(41) Biter bit or A row about the rags in Poplar [ID: 74893597]

'1840' is written in pencil at the foot of the sheet. First line reads: In High street Poplar lives a man. In two columns with an illustration beneath the title.

Author: Morgan, John

Date printed: 1840

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(42) Maid of Martindale [ID: 74893612]

Three ballads. The maid of Martindale - first line reads: In Martindale a village gay. The sheep shearers - first line reads: There's the rose bud in June and violets blue. The lass o' Gowrie - first line reads: Upon a simmer afternoon.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(43) New song call'd The loyal weavers [ID: 74893624]

First line reads: In Oxfordshire, a famous town. In one column.

Date printed: 1815

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(44) Denny Byrne the piper [ID: 74893690]

Denny Byrne the piper - first line reads: In the year ninety-eight, when our troubles were great. The can of spring water - first line reads: One evening in May as I carelessly strayed. In two columns. Two ballads.

Date printed: 1860

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(45) Paddington coachman [ID: 74893750]

The Paddington coachman - first line reads: I suppose you all know at the back of the Bank. The Paddington coachman - Air: Garryowen. Mary May - first line reads: They have chosen the proud stranger. Two ballads.

Printer: Bebbington, John Oliver

Date printed: 1855

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(46) Besom maker [ID: 74893759]

Three ballads. The besom maker - first line reads: I am a besom maker, listen to my tale. The wandering girl, or The bud of rose - first line reads: Once I loved a young man as dear as my life. The May pole - first line reads: Come listen awhile and I'll sing you a song.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844