Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1736 and 1763


Printed and sold at the Printing-Office in Bow-Church-Yard


Ballad - Roud Number: V8345

Title: The Suffolk comedy. In three parts

First Line: You young men and maidens of beauty most bright

Tune: Phillis the lovely


ESTC: N70867

Themes:  Transvestism

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C131: Riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman
25H217: River bank
41D267: Purse, money-bag
44G544: Theft
25I22: Prospect of village, silhouette of village
46C1111: Crossing a river
33C311: Woman in flight (one-sided courting)
31AA2531(+81): Hand(s) bent towards the head - AA - both arms or hands (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61BB11(+52): Anonymous historical person portrayed - BB - woman (+ (full) bust portrait)
41D2661: Necklace
41C921: Cannibalism


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 3(88b)

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