Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:



T. Bloomer, Printer, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3092

Title: Away dark thoughts

First Line: Away dark thoughts, awake my joys

Themes:  Christmas carols

2nd Ballad

Title: Christ's humility

First Line: Come ye rich and survey the stable

Themes:  Christmas carols

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73B641: The flight into Egypt: Mary, Joseph, the child (and sometimes others) on their way; Mary usually riding on an ass

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
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)


Shelfmark: Douce adds. 137(10)

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Shelfmark: Douce adds. 137(20)

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Shelfmark: Douce adds. 137(44)

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