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York: Printed and Sold by M.W. Carrall, near Foss Bridge


Sheet contains The Life of Joseph [verse]. The first illustration is signed: J. Parker, York


Ballad - Roud Number: V202

Title: The nativity of Christ

First Line: Behold, the grace appears

Themes:  Christmas carols

1st Illustration

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71D1241: Joseph is thrown into a pit (usually depicted as a well or cistern)

2nd Illustration

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71D115: Joseph's dreams

3rd Illustration

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71D112: Having witnessed an evil deed of his brothers, Joseph reports it to his father

4th Illustration

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71D128: Joseph's blood-stained coat is brought and shown to Jacob

5th Illustration

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71D145: Joseph interpreting the dreams of the butler and the baker (the two dreams combined)

6th Illustration

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71D161: Pharaoh takes off his signet-ring and puts it on Joseph's finger; Joseph is appointed overseer

7th Illustration

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71D1922: The cup is found in Benjamin's sack

8th Illustration

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71D224: Jacob is presented to Pharaoh by Joseph

9th Illustration

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71D222: The meeting of Jacob and Joseph in Goshen


Shelfmark: Douce adds. 137(52)

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