Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1644 and 1680


Printed for T.V. and are to be sold by F. Coles, in Wine- street


Ballad - Roud Number: V9619

Title: The lamenting ladies last farewel to the world

First Line: Mournful Melpomeny assist my quill

Tune: O Hone, Hone


ESTC: R233215

Themes:  Death

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA2522: Postures and gestures of arms and hands - AA - both arms or hands
11C12: Hand, 'Dextera Dei' ~ symbol of God the Father
41D2211: Veil

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A124: Knight
45C221: Helmet
42E22: Cortege, funeral procession
44A31: Banner, standard (as symbol of the state, etc.)
43A49: Public funeral


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 1(130b)

Notes:  Sheet divided; cropped along centre fold

Click image to view larger

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be written and read by websites and stored by the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do a number of things including allowing access to some types of content and functionality to users, and collecting anonymous user information so that site owners can monitor the performance of their sites. They are a kind of "memory" for a website that can help it respond appropriately to users and user behaviour.

Cookies on this website

This website stores cookies to remember the style (colours/fonts) preference and the ones used in Google Analytics. This anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the website so that we can see how the site is being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our website and content for the benefit of our users (you).

More information about controlling these cookies can be found at The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies page.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA).

If you wish to have a deeper understanding about the cookies that Google uses check Cookies & Google Analytics page.