Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1640 and 1665

Sheet References:
  • ESTC: R234890


Viewing: Wood 401(75)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V10245

Title: A lamentable ditty, composed upon the death of Robert lord Devereux, late earle of Essex

First Line: Sweet Englands pride is gone

Tune: Welladay

Subjects:  Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601

Themes:  1601

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V10246

Title: A lamentable new ballad upon the earle of Essex his death

First Line: All you that cry O hone, O hone

Tune: Essex last good night

Subjects:  Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601

Themes:  1601

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D313: Private soldier
44G35: Body of the executed displayed in public
44G32: Executioner, hangman
45C14(HALBERD): Helved weapons, polearms (for striking, hacking, thrusting): halberd
31E23621: Violent death by beheading

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31A231: Standing figure
41D212: Coat, cape
31B6(+933): Morphology of human expression (+ holding something)
49L7: Handwriting, written text

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