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London: Printed by Reynell, Sons, and Wales, No. 21, Piccadilly, near the Black Bear


Ballad - Roud Number: V27355

Title: A copy of verses humbly presented to ... the parish of St. James, Westminster, by Robert Allpress, beadle ... 1809

First Line: Your bellman always, sirs, at your command

Themes:  ReligionMarriage - womenLord Mayor's show

1st Illustration

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11G: Angels

2nd Illustration

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41B33: Lantern
25I141: Street
46D1: Oral spreading of news, town crier
44G21: Night patrol
23U24: Clock

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11G: Angels

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73A52: The Annunciation: Mary, usually reading, is visited by the angel (sometimes a woman overhears the conversation)

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73B13: Mary, Joseph and the new-born Christ (Nativity)

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73B25: Adoration of the Christ-child by the shepherds; Mary and Joseph present

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

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73B3: Circumcision of the Christ-child by the priest in the temple (Luke 2:21)

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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

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72B63: Comprehensive typological compositions

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73C121: Baptism of Christ in the river Jordan: John the Baptist pouring out water on Christ's head: the Holy Ghost descends

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73C22: Christ, sometimes accompanied by guardian angel(s), tempted by Satan, who usually appears in human form

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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)

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

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73F3563: The stoning of Stephen; the witnesses lay down their clothes at Saul's feet

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73D24: Last Supper (in general) (Matthew 26:21-35; Mark 14:18-31; Luke 22:3, 22:15-23; John 13:21-38)

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

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73D331: Peter denies Christ, usually before a girl-servant and some soldiers

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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)

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73E1: Resurrection of Christ


Shelfmark: Harding B 37(7)

Notes:  Sheet divided; text and illustration reassembled on the page of this volume.

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