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Printed for J. Hose, over against Staples-Inn in Houlbourn, neer Grays-Inn-lane


Ballad - Roud Number: V20712

Title: The mournful maidens complaint for the loss of her maiden- head, or, A warning for other maidens to take warning by

First Line: I am a poor distressed maid

Tune: Old ale has undone me


ESTC: R43471

Themes:  SeductionPregnancy

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
61B2(JAMES I?): Historical person (with NAME)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D211: Dress, gown
41D222(RUFF): Neck-gear ~ clothing (with NAME)
61BB2(ANNE OF DENMARK?): Historical person (with NAME) - BB - woman

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
31A2512(+82): Arm stretched forward (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
41D921: 'décolleté'
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
41D262: Fan
31B6213(+82): Looking sideways (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
31A2512(+81): Arm stretched forward (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31B6213(+81): Looking sideways (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 2(152b)

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Shelfmark: 4o Rawl. 566(139)

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