Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1624 and 1640


London, printed for H.G.


Ballad - Roud Number: V34959

Title: The countrey mans chat, wherein you shall finde how each man doth talke to please his owne minde

First Line: In place where late I chanced to be at a feast of friendly meetings

Tune: Welcome to towne

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
44C312: Political caricatures and satires
45C14(PIKE): Helved weapons, polearms (for striking, hacking, thrusting): pike
46A12: Nobility and patriciate; chivalry, knighthood
46C1462: Spur
46A2: Social contrast
41D222(RUFF): Neck-gear ~ clothing (with NAME)
46A13: Commoners

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
44D4: Official; civil servant; functionary (in general)
41D212: Coat, cape
46B46: Contract of sale

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
31A2512(+81): Arm stretched forward (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure


Shelfmark: Firth c.23(48)

Notes:  Negative photograph of: Pepys Ballads I:184-185. Reference: STC 5872.5. The first illustration is from: A quip for an upstart courtier (1592); see Luborsky and Ingram, A guide to English illustrated books (2000).

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