Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1813 and 1838


Printed And Sold By J. Catnach, 2, & 3, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V17542

Title: A carol

First Line: Hosanna! to the royal son

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 394

Title: God rest you merry gentlemen

First Line: God rest you merry gentlemen

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 936

Title: While shepherds watch'd their flocks by night

First Line: While shepherd's watch'd their flocks by night

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 7105

Title: Shepherds rejoice

First Line: Shepherds rejoice, lift up your eyes

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 1378

Title: A virgin most pure

First Line: A virgin most pure as the prophets did tell

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V30233

Title: The nativity

First Line: Hail, hail, the blest ecstatic morn

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73E12: Christ, usually holding a banner, arises from the grave; often combined with sleeping and/or frightened soldiers

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73B14: Annunciation of Christ's birth to the shepherds (and/or shepherdesses) at night; a host of singing angels in the air

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73E42: The Ascension (Christ surrounded by radiant light or in a mandorla)

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11G193: Female angels

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73E5: Pentecost: the Holy Ghost descends upon (Mary and) the apostles, sometimes Paul and/or representatives of the nations present (Acts 2:1-4)

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73E2: The empty tomb ~ Resurrection of Christ

7th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73E422: Christ aloft in the sky ~ Ascension


Shelfmark: Harding B 45(3)

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