Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1683 and 1706


Printed for Josiah Blare, at the Looking-Glass on London- Bridge


Ballad - Roud Number: V6284

Title: The school of Venus

First Line: How long shall I sigh and mourn

Tune: Hail to the myrtle shade

Themes:  Seduction

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
41D921: 'décolleté'
41D262: Fan

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C21: Courting
41A621: Pergola
25I13: Public gardens, park
92D152: Cupid handling his weapons

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2543: Gripping someone by the hand or the wrist; clasped hands
33C21: Courting
41D262: Fan
25H172: 'locus amoenus' motif; pleasant place with trees (~ taste), meadows (~ sight), spring or brook (~ feeling), singing birds (~ hearing) and flowers (~ smell)


Shelfmark: Harding B 39(133)

Notes:  Harding B 39(133) is a negative photocopy of the Huth (Harvard) copy. Negative photocopy of Huth II.76 (Harvard College Library)

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