Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1663 and 1674


London, Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere and J. Wright



Title: The downfall of William Grismond, or, A lamentable murther by him committed at Lainterdine ... the 22 of March, 1650

First Line: O come you wilful young men

Tune: Where is my love


ESTC: R235059

Themes:  Murder

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H15: Forest, wood
31AA236: Lying figure - AA - female human figure
31A233: Kneeling figure
31E234632: Violent death by dagger, knife
44G5111: Murder
31A25442(+81): Gripping someone by the neck (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31E2355: Violent death by hanging

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C24(SHIP)(+63): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME) (+ under way, at sea (~ travelling))
45(+3): Warfare; military affairs (+ naval force)


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 1(57b)

Notes:  Sheet divided; cropped top edge and torn right edge

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