Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1658 and 1664


Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, and W. Gilbertson


The text in the second illustration is: Lord bring my soule out of prison. Psal. 142

Sheet References:
  • ESTC: R183245


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V32266

Title: Save a thief from the gallows, and he'l hang thee if he can, or, The merciful father, and the merciless son

First Line: You disobedient children mark my fall

Tune: Fortune my foe

Themes:  MurderCrime - 17th century

2nd Ballad

Title: The confession and repentance of George Sanders ... who killed his own uncle

First Line: Gods judgments now are rightly seen said I

Themes:  ExecutionsCrime - 17th century

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D313: Private soldier
44G35: Body of the executed displayed in public
44G32: Executioner, hangman
46A7: Crowd, mob
45C14(HALBERD): Helved weapons, polearms (for striking, hacking, thrusting): halberd
44G321(GIBBET): Instruments of torture, execution or punishment (with NAME)
44G342: On the scaffold or place of execution

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44G312: Prisoner; in fetters
44G313: Prisoner in cell or locked place
31B6235(+81): Speaking (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))


Shelfmark: Wood 401(143)

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