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Douce Collection of Ballads in the Bodleian Library made by Francis Douce, 4 vols.


Elderton "William Elderton: Elizabethan Actor and BalladWriter," by Hyder E. Rollins, Studies in Philology, XVII (1920), 199-245.

Euing Collection of Ballads, 1 vol., Glasgow University Library. Extracts from the Registers of the Stationers' Company of Works Entered for Publication between the Years 1557 and 1587. With notes and illustrations by J. Payne Collier, Esq., 2 vols., 1848-49 (Shakespeare Society).

A Handefull of Pleasant Delites. . . By Clement Robinson and divers others, 1584, edited by Thomas Park in Heliconia, vol. II, 1815. [For fuller information see my edition of A Handefull, Harvard University Press, 1923.]

Harleian Miscellany, ed. Thomas Park, 10 vols., 1808-13.

Hazlitt, W. C. Hand-Book to the Popular, Poetical, and Dramatic Literature of Great Britain, 1867.

Lemon, Robert. Catalogue of a Collection of Printed Broadsides in the Possession of the Society of Antiquaries of London, London, 1866.

Lilly, Joseph. A Collection of Seventy-Nine Black-Letter Ballads and Broadsides, London, 1867. [Lilly wrote the preface and printed the book.]

MS. Ashmole 48 chiefly of the Reign burghe Club, 1860.


Manchester Free Reference Library Collection of Ballads, 2 vols. Mann, F. O. The Works of Thomas Deloney, Oxford, 1912. Songs and Ballads, with Other Short Poems, of Philip and Mary, ed. Thomas Wright, Rox[Cf. my article, "Concerning Bodleian MS. Ashmole 48," Modern Language Notes, XXXIV (1919), 340-51.] N. & Q. Notes and Queries.



Nashe The Works of Thomas Nashe, ed. R. B. McKerrow, 5 vols., 1904-10.


P. F. Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript. Ballads and Romances, ed. J. W. Hales and F. J. Furnivall, 3 vols., London, 1867-68. [The supplementary volume has the subtitle of Loose and Humorous Songs.]


Pepys Ballad-collection of Samuel Pepys, 5 vols., Magdalene College, Cambridge.


Pills Popular title of Thomas D'Urfey's Songs Compleat,

Pleasant and Divertive, or Wit and Mirth, etc. The edition of 1719-20, 6 vols., is cited from the modern undated reprint.

Popular Music of the Olden Time, ed. William Chappell, 2 vols., London, n. d.


R. B. The Roxburghe Ballads, ed. William Chappell, 3 vols., Ballad Society, 1871-80; ed. J. W. Ebsworth, 6 vols., Ballad Society, 1883-97.

Rawlinson Collection of Ballads, 1 vol., Bodleian Library (4to Rawlinson 566).

Rollins1, Hyder E. Old English Ballads, 1553-1625, Cambridge University Press, 1920.

Rollins, Hyder E. A Pepysian Garland. Black-Letter Broadside Ballads of the Years 1595-1639 Chiefly from the Collection of Samuel Pepys, Cambridge University Press, 1922.

Rollins, Hyder E. Cavalier and Puritan. Ballads and Broadsides Illustrating the Period of the Great Rebellion, 1640-1660, New York University Press, 1923. [This book appeared too late to be cited in Index I. For registered ballads reprinted in it see Index III, s. v. Rollins.]

The Shirburn Ballads, ed. Andrew Clark, Oxford University Press, 1907. [Cf. my "Notes on the Shirburn Ballads," Journal of American Folk-Lore, XXX (1917), 370-77.]

Stow, John. The Annales, or A Generall Chronicle of England, ed. Edmund Howes, London, 1615. [When the 1631 ed. is cited that date is always given.]

Tottel's Miscellany, ed. Edward Arber, English Reprints, London, 1870. [Popular title of Songes and Sonettes, written by the ryght honorable Lorde Henry Haward late Earle of Surrey, and other, 1557.]


Wood - Anthony Wood's Collection of Ballads, Bodleian Library.


1. A was armed all in ale (Dec. 14, 1624, IV, 132).
2. a b c of a preste Called Heugh Stourmy &c, A ballett of the
(1557-58, I, 76, Jno. Wally, Mrs. Toy).

3. A. B. C. or good counsell for all men, The (Mch. 1, 1675, ii,


4. a b c with a prayer, an (1564-65, I, 269, Jno. Alde). [Per-
haps this was an early version of A right Godly and Chris-
tiane a. b. c. Shewinge the dewty of every degre, ending
with a prayer in three stanzas for Queen Elizabeth instead
of for James I as do 299 and 989, which are apparently
later editions of this same ballad.]

5. Abraham and Sara, A newe ballad of (Aug. 15, 1586, II,
454, Henry Carr). [=? A Dittie, deliuering a freendlye
admonition to Women . . . after the example of Sara, beg.
"List a while faire Ladies," Munday's Banquet, 1588, Harl.
Miscel., IX, 228.]

6. abuse of ye sabooth of the lorde &c, the (1566-67, I, 328,
Alex. Lacy).

7. abuses of the wicked world &c, Th (Aug. 1, 1586, II, 451,
Ed. White). [A most excellent Godly new Ballad:
[Shew]ing the manifold abuses of this wicked world, the
intolerable pride of people, the wantonnesse [of] women,
the dissimulation of flatterers, etc., beg. "Good Lord what
a wicked world is this," Manchester, I, 4. =1021.]
8. *acc[oun]t of the confession of the Lord Russell, with his
behav in prison, &c, An (July 22, 1683, iii, 174, Joshua
Conyers.) [Cf. 2605.]

9. Acrysious (1568-69, I, 386, Rich. Jones). [Acrisius, father
of Danae.]

10. *Adam Bell &c (1557-58, I, 79, Jno. King). [= 11.]
11. *Adam Bell with Clim of the Clough (? June 19, 1627, IV,
182, Tho. & Rich. Cotes). [Child, No. 116; P. F., III, 102;
see 10, 2966. Beg. "Mery it was in grene forest," "Liste,
northeren Ladds, to blyther things." Other entries of this
ballad were made on Jan. 15, 1582; May 31, 1594; Sept.

24, 1608; Oct. 29, 1615; June 27, 1646; April 4, 1655
(II, 405, 651; III, 390, 575; i, 236, 469).]

12. Adams fearefull fall (1570-71, I, 436, Wm. Pekering). [Cf.

360, 425.]

13. admonytion agaynste Dice playe by Churche Yarde (1566-
67, I, 339, Tho. Colwell). [I. e., Thomas Churchyard.]
14. admonicon for all vnbridled youthe, an (July 24, 1595, III,
45, Jno. Danter). [=?15.]

15. admonition for the follies of vnbrideled youthe, An (Jan.
27, 1598, III, 101, Wm. Kirkham). [=?14.]

16. *admonyssion of Doctour Storye, an (1570-71, I, 443, Jno.
Alde). [By John Cornet. Beg. "Bestur your stompz
good Story now," Collmann, No. 33.]

17. admonyssion or a letter of a yonge man, an (1567-68, I,
354, Tho. Colwell).

18. admonycon to bewtyes darlinges wherein is pythelye de-
scrybed the vanytye of vayne apparell, An (May 10,
1589, II, 520, Stephen Peele).

19. admonition to cruel Jaylors, an (1569-70, I, 406, Alex.

20. *admonition to Elderton to leave the Toyes by hym be-
gonne &c / an (1561-62, I, 180, Jno. Alde). [= 21.]
21. admonition to Elderton to leave the toyes by hym begonne,
a ballett intituled an (1561-62, I, 181, Jno. Alde). [Cf.
20 and Elderton, p. 203.]

22. admonicon to Englande, by the blasinge Starre, an (Dec.
7, 1580, II, 383, Henry Kirkham). [Cf. 296.]

23. admonycon to England whereby to repent wishinge from
wickednes all heartes to Relent, an (Nov. 22, 1579, II,
362, Jno. Alde).

24. admonyssion to leave swerynge, A ballett of (1557-58, I,
76, Jno. Wally, Mrs. Toy).

25. Admonition vnto all Plough holders exhortinge them to
holde faste &c, An (Sept. 20, 1588, II, 500, Jno. Wolf).
[On the Armada. See Arber, V, 149 (No. 3497).]

26. admonition wrytten by Paule vnto Tymothie iij chapter
wherein he declareth the maners of men in these our lat-
ter Daies, An (Jan. 2, 1584, II, 430, Tho. Butter).
["This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall

come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous,
boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, un-
thankful, unholy."-2 Tim. iii. 1-2.]

27. against all suche as vainelie Doo saye. All thinges in old
tyme were at good staie and nowe that the gospell is
preached see all thinges are so deare yt is strange to see,
A ballad (Sept. 11, 1578, II, 337, Ed. White).

28. agaynste covetous (Nov. 30, 1560, I, 153, Owen Rogers).
[? A generall discourse vpon Covetousnesse, beg. "The
covetous carle, when gredy eyes," Rollins1, p. 285.]

29. agaynste Detrection (1561-62, I, 180, Jno. Alde). [A Bal-
lad against Slander and Detraction, by Jno. Heywood, beg.
Almyghty God Dooth shake his rod," Lilly, p. 9.]

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30. agaynste Dyssembelers (1567-68, I, 357, Tho. Colwell).
[Possibly related to the ballad beg. "From a dissimilynge
frende unjuste," in MS. Ashmole 48, No. 47.]

31. agaynste Dronkerdes (1560-61, I, 153, Jno. Sampson).
[= ?32.]

32. agaynste Druckers (1562-63, I, 205, Wm. Griffith). [I. e.,
Drunkards. Cf. 31.]

33. agaynste fylthy wrytinge and suche lyke Delythynge (1561-
62, I, 181, Edmund Halley). [By Tho. Brice, beg. “What
meane the rimes that run thus large in euery shop to sell,"
Collmann, No. 13; Collier1, p. 50.]

34. agaynste fornication &c, a godly ballett (1564-65, I, 270,
Tho. Purfoote).

35. agaynste greate hose (1570-71, I, 436, Henry Kirkham).
[Cf. 2342.]

36. agaynste prayse and vayne glorye in the tyme of kynge
Saloman (1564-65, I, 270, Tho. Purfoote). [?" to the

tune of King Solomon" (2039). ? Same as 37, 38.]
37. agaynste pryde &c (1568-69, I, 388, Jno. Alde). [=?38.]
38. agaynste pryde and vayne glorye (1568-69, I, 382, Jno.
Alde). [? Same as 36.]

39. agaynste Swerynge (1569-70, I, 399, Tho. Colwell).
40. agaynste the abuse of a companye of Rusters (1569-70, I,
411, Hugh Singleton).

41. agaynste the invention of mans mynde &c (1562-63, I, 200,

Jas. Robothum).

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