Broadside Ballads Online

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    between 1813 and 1838


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Viewing: Harding B 7(30)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 394

Title: Christmas Day

First Line: God rest you merry Gentlemen

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8874

Title: St. Stephen's Day

First Line: In friendly love and unity

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 702

Title: St. John's Day

First Line: The moon shines bright, the stars give light

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas


4th Ballad - Roud Number: V17276

Title: Holy Innocents, anciently called Childermass Day

First Line: Now cruel Herod with wrath and anger fill'd

Notes:  Carol


5th Ballad - Roud Number: 278

Title: A very Old Carol, called \"The Joys\"

First Line: The first good joy our Mary had

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Virgin Mary


6th Ballad - Roud Number: 700

Title: [None]

First Line: As I sat on a sunny bank

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11G21: Angels singing, making music

2nd Illustration

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73E422: Christ aloft in the sky ~ Ascension

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11G21: Angels singing, making music

4th Illustration

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11I62(MOSES): Moses (not in biblical context); possible attributes: rays of light or horns on his head, rod, Tables of the Law

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42B74: Family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
11Q51: Reading the Bible or other religious books

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31D11221: Boy (child between toddler and youth)
11Q21: One person praying

7th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11G21: Angels singing, making music

8th Illustration

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71K2134: The prophet of Judah rides off with his donkey and on his way is killed by a lion

9th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
49N: Reading
33A13: Meeting
31A235: Sitting figure



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