Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:



Watson, Printer, Jamaica Row Birmingham


1st Ballad

Title: Carol I. When war on earth

First Line: When War on earth suspended

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 8337

Title: Carol II. Hark! the herald angels

First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 8538

Title: Carol III. Angels from the realms

First Line: Angels, from the realms of glory

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1742

Title: Carol IV. Stupendious stranger

First Line: Where is the stupendious stranger

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas carols

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11D351: Christ suffering (with crown of thorns, head usually turned sidewards)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11C13: Tetragram (in Roman or Hebrew script) ~ symbol of God the Father

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11G: Angels

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11D113: IHS ('Iesus Hominum Salvator') ~ symbol of Christ

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11D12: The cross ~ symbols of Christ
11D3: Christ as adult
73D82(CROSS): Cross ~ instruments of the Passion

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73D626: Darkness from the sixth to the ninth hour (represented by a solar eclipse) ~ Christ's death


Shelfmark: Douce adds. 137(69)

Notes:  Printed on blue paper. Date given in MS above imprint

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