Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1671 and 1704


Printed for J. Deacon, at the Angel in Guilt-spur-street



Title: The chimney-men's grief: or, The poor subjects joyful expectation of the downfall of that terrible tax which so long has been their yearly vexation

First Line: Let all loyal subjects rejoyce now amain

Tune: Why are my eyes still flowing

Themes:  Hearth tax

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46B311: Coin
31A2711: Walking
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
46B4511: IOU (= I owe you), bond
44D211: Tax payment

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C513: 'en route', traveller under way
33A13: Meeting
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
46A22: Contrast between urban and rural life; city dweller versus country dweller

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure


Shelfmark: Firth c.23(55)

Notes:  Negative photograph of: Pepys Ballads IV:309

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