Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:



Watson, Printer, Jamaica-Row Birimingham [sic] [and] Watson, Printer, Jamaica-Row, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20834

Title: Carol I. The fountain of Christ's blood

First Line: Here is a fountain of Christ's blood

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3210

Title: Carol II. Hark! hark! what news

First Line: Hark! hark! what news the Angels bring

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V17383

Title: Carol I. The Babe of Bethlehem

First Line: Come behold the virgin mother

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 24394

Title: Carol II. Arise and Hail the Sacred day

First Line: Arise and Hail the Sacred Day!

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

1st Illustration

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61E(JERUSALEM): Names of cities and villages (with NAME)

2nd Illustration

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73D642: Crucified Christ with Mary Magdalene, who usually weeps and embraces the cross

3rd Illustration

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11G: Angels

4th Illustration

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61D(MOUNT CALVARY): Geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (with NAME)

5th Illustration

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73D626: Darkness from the sixth to the ninth hour (represented by a solar eclipse) ~ Christ's death

6th Illustration

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11C13: Tetragram (in Roman or Hebrew script) ~ symbol of God the Father

7th Illustration

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11G: Angels

8th Illustration

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11D113: IHS ('Iesus Hominum Salvator') ~ symbol of Christ

9th Illustration

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11D12: The cross ~ symbols of Christ
11D3: Christ as adult
73D82(CROSS): Cross ~ instruments of the Passion

10th Illustration

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11E1: Holy Ghost represented as a dove (in flames)

11th Illustration

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73B641: The flight into Egypt: Mary, Joseph, the child (and sometimes others) on their way; Mary usually riding on an ass


Shelfmark: Douce adds. 137(55)

Notes:  An uncut sheet

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