Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1813 and 1838


J. Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


The sheet also contains a poem beginning: \"To you in David's town this day\". See Harding B 7(74) for the same cut and poem.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 394

Title: God rest you merry gentlemen. -- A very ancient carol

First Line: God rest you merry Gentlemen

Notes:  Carol. Harding B 7(72) is another issue

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V29631

Title: The Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

First Line: Come celebrate the glorious day

Notes:  Carol. Harding B 7(72) is another issue

3rd Ballad

1st Illustration

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

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73D313: The kiss of Judas: accompanied by soldiers with torches and lanterns, he kisses Christ
73D3141: Peter draws his sword and cuts off Malchus' ear

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11M44: Justice, 'Justitia'; 'Giustitia divina' (Ripa) ~ one of the Four Cardinal Virtues

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73C6113: Christ orders (six) jars to be filled with water ~ marriage-feast at Cana


Shelfmark: Harding B 7(73)

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