Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1674 and 1679


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


The legend in the third illustration reads: Jerusalem f[e]sters, for Davids S[i]n. See Pepys Ballads I:104 for the identification of the figure in the second illustration.


Ballad - Roud Number: V13473

Title: David and Bersheba

First Line: When David in Jerusalem

Themes:  David (biblical character)PlagueGod's punishment

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61B2: Historical persons
44B113: King

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D262: Fan
41D222(RUFF): Neck-gear ~ clothing (with NAME)
44BB113: King - BB - female ruler
41A361: Tower (of house or building)
61BB2(Elizabeth, Queen, consort of Frederick I, King of Bohemia, 1596-1662): Historical person (with NAME) - BB - woman

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71H546: God punishes Israel with three days of plague; the avenging angel with his sword drawn goes through the land; seventy thousand men are killed
25A4(LONDON): Maps of cities (with NAME)
25A4(JERUSALEM): Maps of cities (with NAME)


Shelfmark: 4o Rawl. 566(192)

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