Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: 394

Title: Carol I.

First Line: God rest you merry gentlemen

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 702

Title: Carol II

First Line: The moon shines bright

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 278

Title: Carol III

First Line: The first good joy our Mary had

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 453

Title: Carol IV

First Line: When Joseph was an old man

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

1st Illustration

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71E1124: The finding of Moses: Pharaoh's daughter comes to bathe with her maidens in the river and discovers the child floating on the water

2nd Illustration

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71E126: Moses striking water from the rock (Exodus 17:1-7; Numbers 20:2-13)

3rd Illustration

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71V22: After a three-day sojourn in the belly of the monster Jonah is cast on dry land; Jonah may be shown nude and bald-headed

4th Illustration

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71H145: David with Goliath's head

5th Illustration

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73D14: Entry into Jerusalem: people spreading their clothes before Christ on the ass, and waving palm branches (Matthew 21:1-11, 21:14-16; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19)

6th Illustration

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73D352: The crowning with thorns: soldiers with sticks place a thorny crown on Christ's head and give him a reed (Matthew 27:27-31; Mark 15:16-20; John 19:2-3)

7th Illustration

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

8th Illustration

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73A52: The Annunciation: Mary, usually reading, is visited by the angel (sometimes a woman overhears the conversation)

9th Illustration

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73C6113: Christ orders (six) jars to be filled with water ~ marriage-feast at Cana

10th Illustration

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73B633: The massacre ot the innocents; sometimes Herod looking on

11th Illustration

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73E12: Christ, usually holding a banner, arises from the grave; often combined with sleeping and/or frightened soldiers

12th Illustration

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73E422: Christ aloft in the sky ~ Ascension

13th Illustration

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11H(MATTHEW): The apostle and evangelist Matthew (Mattheus); possible attributes: angel, axe, book, halberd, pen and inkhorn, purse, scroll, square, sword

14th Illustration

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11H(MARK): Mark (Marcus) the evangelist, and bishop of Alexandria; possible attributes: book, (winged) lion, pen and inkhorn, scroll

15th Illustration

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11H(LUKE): Luke the evangelist; possible attributes: book, (winged) ox, portrait of the Virgin, surgical instruments, painter's utensils, scroll

16th Illustration

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11H(JOHN): The apostle John the Evangelist; possible attributes: book, cauldron, chalice with snake, eagle, palm, scroll


Shelfmark: Douce adds. 137(56)

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