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Douce Ballads 3(30b) is another edition


Ballad - Roud Number: 199

Title: The famous flower of serving-men: or, The lady turned to be a serving-man

First Line: You beautious ladies great and small

Tune: Flora's farewell; or Summer time


ESTC: R176943

Themes:  ServantsTransvestism

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44B113: King
44B191: Crown (symbol of sovereignty)
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
46C1312: Equestrian state-portrait
46C1316: Saddling and bridling

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61BB11(+52): Anonymous historical person portrayed - BB - woman (+ (full) bust portrait)
31AA533: Styles of hairdress - AA - ~ women
41D921: 'décolleté'
41D211: Dress, gown
61BB2(Charlotte, Consort of George III, King of Great Britain, 1744-1818): Historical person (with NAME) - BB - woman


Shelfmark: Harding B 5(109)

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