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Edition - Bod24240

Imprint Names:  Wise and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Printed by Wise and Co. No. 89, Rosemary-Lane

Notes:  Compare illustration to Douce Ballads 4(41) and Douce Ballads 4(42).

Ballad - Roud Number: 114

Title: The merry cuckold and kind wife

First Line: Oh! I went into the stable, and there for to see

Themes:  Adultery

Douce Ballads 4(11)

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Edition - Bod24062

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Printed and sold at No. 4, Aldermary Church Yard

Ballad - Roud Number: V9995

Title: The crafty squire's garland

First Line: You lovers that are now to mirth inclin'd

Tune: The highwaymen


ESTC: N70805

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  AdulteryPregnancy

Douce Ballads 3(15a)

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Edition - Bod24189

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Printed and Sold at No. 4, Aldermary Church Yard

Ballad - Roud Number: V477

Title: The unhappy lady of Hackney

First Line: You youthful charming lady's fair


ESTC: T50428

Themes:  AdulteryChildbirthCovent Garden (London, England)IncestExhumation

Harding B 6(82)

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Edition - Bod5417

Imprint Names:  Coles, F.Vere, T.Wright, J.Clarke, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1674 and 1679

Imprint: Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, and J. Clarke

Notes:  4o Rawl. 566(209) is another edition.

Ballad - Roud Number: V1322

Title: The bulls feather; being the good-fellows song

First Line: It chanced not long ago, as I was walking

Tune: The bull's feather


ESTC: R227001

Themes:  AdulteryCuckoldry

Don. b.13(7)

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Edition - Bod20146

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  4 p.

Ballad - Roud Number: V3446

Title: The world-famous ode to The old cock crow of the Babylonian rookery

First Line: Ha! Ha! old crow, likewise Ho! Ho! you've had your own anxieties

Authors:  Kitchin, Richard

Subjects:  Kilmarnock (Scotland)

Themes:  AdulteryDivorce

Johnson Ballads 2725

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