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Printed for Charles Barnet, 1697


Ballad - Roud Number: V30497

Title: Conscience by scruples, and money by ounces; or, New fashioned scales for old fashioned money

First Line: There is a cursed project, grown common in the town

Tune: The Scotch haymakers

Themes:  MoneyQuakersEconomy and trade - 17th century

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I2211: Herd, flock
32B311(WELSH): Europeans (with NAME)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2711: Walking
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
41D221: Head-gear
25I22: Prospect of village, silhouette of village
31A244: Head bent forward; bowing

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
46A16: The rich
41D131: Dandy, beau
41D263: Walking-stick, staff


Shelfmark: Firth c.23(90)

Notes:  Negative photograph of: Pepys Ballads IV:307

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