Book #73672
Item #73672 Answer to Jeannot and Jeannette/The Convict's Child. Northampton, 1848. Broadside, Soldiers, Transportation, Great Britain.

Answer to Jeannot and Jeannette/The Convict's Child. Northampton, 1848

With a Ballad About Transportation [Broadside]. [Soldiers]. [Transportation]. [Great Britain]. Answer to Jeannot and Jeannette/The Convict's Child. Northampton, England: Henson, Printer and Publisher, [c.1848]. 9-3/4" x 7-1/2" dual-text broadside in two columns mounted on 10-1/4" x 7-3/4" sheet, verse texts, each below headline, columns separated by rule. Light browning, somewhat heavier along top and bottom edges. $350. * This broadside has two ballads. Answer to Jeannot and Jeannette is one of several responses to Jeannette and Jeannot, a popular song from 1847 about a young French soldier's farewell to his girlfriend as he prepares to go off to war. The Convict's Child is a tear-jerking ballad about a convict being boarded for transportation to Australia. He is driven to suicide by the final sight of his infant child: "They tore the infant from his arms,/ And dragged him from the shore,/ He wildly gazed around the beach,/ But saw his child no more,/ The vessel sailed, the convict fell,/ In dying anguish wild,/ 'Tis done-the fatal struggle's o'er,/ Alas my only child." No copies listed on Library Hub. OCLC locates 1 copy at UCLA. We located another copy at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Roud Folk Song Index 13856, V351.

Price: $250.00

Book number 73672