Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:


Devonport: Printed by S. & J. Keys. Sold by R. Stone, Exeter; Ford & Co., Stationers, Newton Abbot; W. Burridge, Truro; J. Perrow, St. Austle, Cornwall; And M.A. Reed, Newport, Monmouthshire


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 278

Title: The first good joy

First Line: The first good joy our Mary had

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Virgin Mary

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V28366

Title: Christ's sufferings, &c

First Line: Now let our mournful song record

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Crucifixion

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 8337

Title: Hark! the herald angels

First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

4th Ballad

Title: Glory be to God

First Line: Glory be to God on high

Notes:  Carol

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C19(SHIELD): Protective weapons: shield
41A18: Hut, cabin, lodge
45C11(SPEAR): Casting weapons: spear
11I62(SAMSON)?: Samson (not in biblical context); possible attributes: broken pillar, club, jawbone, lion's head, lion's pelt
41D2(+43): Clothes, costume (+ fur used for clothes)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71B331: The ark is floating on the waters, while life on earth is destroyed ~ story of Noah

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73E423: Christ taken up by a cloud ~ Ascension

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71B421: The building of the Tower of Babel; Nimrod may be present, supervising or assisting the construction


Shelfmark: Harding B 7(64)

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