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Engraved, Printed, and Sold by J.V. Quick, 36, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell; and Little Paternoster Row, Spitalfields, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V30461

Title: A copy of verses for the year 1834, humbly presented to ... the parish of Aldersgate ... by William Alvey, beadle

First Line: Hoary Time, with wrinkl'd brow

Themes:  SlaveryWatchmen

1st Illustration

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25I141: Street
48CC7532: Small group of musicians, chamber orchestra, jazz band - CC - 'concert champĂȘtre'

2nd Illustration

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41B33: Lantern
46D1: Oral spreading of news, town crier
49M31: Single printed leaf: broadsheet, leaflet
44G21: Night patrol

3rd Illustration

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46D1: Oral spreading of news, town crier
46E521: Bell ~ acoustic signalling
41A325: Threshold
46B44: Paying (~ commerce) (here also repayment of debt, etc.)
44G21: Night patrol

4th Illustration

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73B57: Adoration of the kings: the Wise Men present their gifts to the Christ-child (gold, frankincense and myrrh)

5th Illustration

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73B93: Christ's dispute with the doctors in the temple; he counts his arguments on his fingers

6th Illustration

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73C611: The marriage-feast at Cana (John 2:1-11)

7th Illustration

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73C31: Story of Christ stilling the storm on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25)

8th Illustration

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73D132: Christ's feet are anointed by Mary (Magdalene)

9th Illustration

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73C511: Christ touches the bier of the son of the widow of Nain: the young man sits up

10th Illustration

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73C7216: Christ talking with Nicodemus at night (John 3:1-21)

11th Illustration

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73D15: Purification of the temple ('first' and 'second'): Christ driving the money-changers from the temple with a whip (Matthew 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45-46; John 12:12-19)

12th Illustration

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73D313: The kiss of Judas: accompanied by soldiers with torches and lanterns, he kisses Christ

13th Illustration

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73D6: The crucifixion of Christ: Christ's death on the cross; Golgotha (Matthew 27:45-58; Mark 15:33-45; Luke 23:44-52; John 19:25-38)

14th Illustration

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73D74: Bearing of Christ's body to the grave

15th Illustration

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73E112: angel(s) opening the tomb of Christ, e.g.: by rolling aside the stone

16th Illustration

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73D14: Entry into Jerusalem: people spreading their clothes before Christ on the ass, and waving palm branches (Matthew 21:1-11, 21:14-16; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19)


Shelfmark: Harding B 37(31)

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