Broadside Ballads Online

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Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden-Ball, in Pye-Corner, 1685


Douce Ballads 1(18b) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V4866

Title: The beggars delight. As it was sung at the Theatre-royal

First Line: [Courtiers,] courtiers, think it no harm


ESTC: R214351

Themes:  Social statusSexual intercourse

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A151: Beggar
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
31A4152: Wooden leg

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
43B144: Picking flowers

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C4: Coitus, cohabiting, sexual intercourse
41A23: Bedroom
41A761: Bed


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 1(18a)

Notes:  Sheet divided; torn left edge.

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