Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1802 and 1819


Printed and Sold by J. Pitts, No. 14, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


Harding B 5(21) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V2951

Title: The midnight messenger, or A sudden call from an earthly glory to the cold grave. In a dialogue between Death and a rich man

First Line: Death. Thou wealthy man of large possessions here

Tune: Aim not too high

Themes:  Death

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31F26(+3): Death as skeleton (+ Death with bow and arrow)
23U22: Hourglass

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
41A33: Window
46A131: Bourgeoisie, middle class, citizens, burghers
31A25162(+81): Hand on the heart (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
41D221(TRICORN): Head-gear (with NAME)


Shelfmark: Harding B 5(20)

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