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Broadside Ballads were made for entertainment, and I've had great fun going through the Bodleian library for them.
In order, here is where you can find the originals:
The School of Venus
The Rambling Boy
The Mourning Conquest
The Rambling Boys of Pleasure
Broadside illustrations were often used over again for different songs, so it's not unusual to see them pop up in new places, though perhaps comic riffs is a new one. The drawings are funny to our modern eyes, but give a little browse through the Bodleian, or the University of California's collection, and you're sure to find something funny and smart and very interesting and 200 years old. And clearly, boobs and dicks and things were always a crowd pleaser, happy am I to carry this torch.
We have new things coming in the store very soon, so keep your eyes peeled! Or also, check my tumblr now and then! There are also drawings and other things on there.
I know not everyone is a merchandise sort of person, so I added a donate button below for the people who have told me here and there over the years that they'd like to support Hark A Vagrant in another way. Which is really kind! I thought about Patreon, and maybe that will come about sometime, but with my sporadic update schedule, I am never sure.