Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1813 and 1838


Viewing: Harding B 7(4)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1378

Title: Carol. -- A Virgin most pure

First Line: A Virgin most pure as the prophets did tell

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 808

Title: Christmas drawing near at Hand

First Line: Christmas now is drawing near at hand

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 477

Title: Dives and Lazarus

First Line: As it fell out upon a day

Notes:  Carol

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 936

Title: While Shepherds watch'd

First Line: While shepherds watch'd their flocks by night

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11G1911: Cherubs, i.e. children's heads with wings
11G21: Angels singing, making music
73E422: Christ aloft in the sky ~ Ascension
11D332: Adult Christ together with angels
73G364: Resurrection and ascension of the two witnesses of God

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
73C852: The rich man (Dives) is feasting, while poor Lazarus is starving at the gate (dogs licking Lazarus' sores) (Luke 16:19-31)

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