Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1813 and 1838


Printed by J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, London


The illustration of an age and youth in a churchyard is after an engraving by Thomas Bewick in British Birds, vol. 1, 1797, p. 202. See Iain Bain, The watercolours and engravings of Thomas Bewick, vol. 2, p. 147.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2936

Title: A voice from the grave. To those who wish to attain everlasting happiness

First Line: All you who doth these lines behold

Themes:  Happiness

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8899

Title: The labourer's return to his family with his weekly pay

First Line: Now wife and children let's be gay

Themes:  Working class

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA235: Sitting figure - AA - female human figure
25H217: River bank
41D262: Fan
31B6214(+82): Weeping (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
42E34: Urn
41D211: Dress, gown
42E131: Mourning the dead
25G3(WILLOW): Trees: willow

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44B191: Crown (symbol of sovereignty)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42E43: Churchyard, cemetery
31D16: Old man
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
31D11221: Boy (child between toddler and youth)
31D5: Young versus old age; young and old
43C723: (bowling a) hoop
11Q7129: Ruin of church, monastery, etc.
11R51: Scenes symbolizing 'Vanitas'

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A3911: Well
71C3136: Laban comes to meet Jacob at the well and brings him to his house


Shelfmark: Harding B 7(6)

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