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Viewing: Firth b.27(229)

Sheet Notes:  Slip

Ballad - Roud Number: V32791

Title: The lamentation of John Holden, who was executed... on the 27th August, 1860, for the murder of sergeant M'Clelland

First Line: You tender hearted Christians, I hope you will draw near

Themes:  MurderCourts and law - Ireland, 19th century

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D313: Private soldier
45D312: Officer
31E2355: Violent death by hanging
44G341: Last hours before execution
44G(+14): Law and jurisprudence (+ place of execution)
31E2355(+61)(SCAFFOLD): Violent death by hanging (+ instrument of execution)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A17: Working class, labourers
25I18: Outskirts of city
47E2: Corporative organization, guild
47D8(PICKAXE): Tools, aids, implements ~ crafts and industries: pickaxe

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