Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:



Watson, Printer, Jamaica row, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1378

Title: Carol I. The Virgin unspotted

First Line: A virgin most purely, as Prophets do tell

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 808

Title: Carol II. Christmas at hand

First Line: Christmas now is drawing near at hand

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 936

Title: Carol III. While Shepherds

First Line: While shepherds watch their flocks by night

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V4645

Title: Carol IV. To Adam thus

First Line: To Adam thus Jehovah spake

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V9595

Title: Carol V. Rejoice & be merry

First Line: Rejoice and be merry, set sorrow aside

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols


IconClass Codes:
73B57: Adoration of the kings: the Wise Men present their gifts to the Christ-child (gold, frankincense and myrrh)


Shelfmark: Douce adds. 137(45)

Notes:  MS note below imprint: 1826

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