Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1655 and 1658


Printed for F. Coles, J. Wright, T. Vere, and W. Gilbertson


Ballad - Roud Number: V12459

Title: The Quakers fear. Or, Wonderfull strange and true news from the famous town of Colchester

First Line: O God the father of us all

Tune: Summer time, or Bleeding heart

Authors:  Price, Laurence, 1628-1680


ESTC: R182079

Subjects:  Colchester (England)Parnell, James, 1637-1656

Themes:  ReligionQuakers

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
11Q511: The Bible as a book
11P9: (aspects of) Christian Religion or the Church (as institution) ridiculed, criticized, or caricaturized
11P31111: Insignia of the pope, e.g. tiara

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C16(CANNON)(+1): Firearms: cannon (+ during the battle)
45K23: Bombardment ~ siege
45K21: Siege

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
13A1: Spirit, ghost
41B31: Candle


Shelfmark: Harding B 39(61)

Notes:  Harding B 39(61) is a photograph of Wood 401(165).

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Shelfmark: Wood 401(165)

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