Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1845 and 1859


London: Printed by Ryle & Co., 2 & 3 Monmouth Court, Bloomsbury


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 394

Title: God rest ye merry gentlemen

First Line: God rest you merry Gentlemen

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

2nd Ballad

Title: An Ancient Carol

First Line: So now is come our joyfulst feast

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15918

Title: Good old Christmas returned

First Line: All you that to feasting and mirth are inclin'd

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42B74: Family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
11D1311: Lamb bearing cross or banner, 'Agnus Dei' ~ symbol of Christ
11G21: Angels singing, making music
11D3222: 'Christus Rex'
11G25: Angels in adoration
11Q51(+121): Reading the Bible or other religious books (+ Christ (bearded))
11Q51(+13): Reading the Bible or other religious books (+ Holy Ghost (as a dove))

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71F325: Samson kills the lion with his bare hands


Shelfmark: Harding B 7(29)

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