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Printed for J. Millet, in Little-brittain


Ballad - Roud Number: V7612

Title: The brewers answer; or, Their vindication, against those aspersions that hath been put upon them concerning the double excise

First Line: If in this present reign, the war to maintain

Tune: The orange

Themes:  Politics and government - 17th centuryTaxation

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31A231: Standing figure
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
41D2657: Shoulder-belt, bandoleer
31A2512(+81): Arm stretched forward (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
46C1462: Spur

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I422: Vine
41C711(+5): Wine ~ alcoholic drinks (+ foodstuffs in other container, e.g.: barrel, can, cask, tin, etc.)
41C12: Drinking

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A711: Table
41C741(+1): Pipe ~ tobacco (+ taking (particular) foodstuffs: eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, etc.)
41B313: Candlestick
43A433: Crowning with laurel
31B51: Intoxication
11G23: Angels crowning and/or bringing palm-branches


Shelfmark: Firth c.23(42)

Notes:  Negative photograph of: Pepys Ballads IV:337

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