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Printed and Sold by J.V. Quick, 36, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London



Title: A copy of verses for the year 1831, humbly presented to ... the parish of Aldersgate ... by William Alvey, beadle

First Line: Days have flitted, months have past

Themes:  Watchmen

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41B33: Lantern
25I141: Street
46D1: Oral spreading of news, town crier
46E521: Bell ~ acoustic signalling
49M31: Single printed leaf: broadsheet, leaflet
44G21: Night patrol

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25I141: Street
48CC7532: Small group of musicians, chamber orchestra, jazz band - CC - 'concert champĂȘtre'

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46D1: Oral spreading of news, town crier
46E521: Bell ~ acoustic signalling
41A325: Threshold
46B44: Paying (~ commerce) (here also repayment of debt, etc.)
44G21: Night patrol

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43A121: Christmas (non-liturgical celebration)
41B121: Flame
43C7: Children's games and plays

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C222: Kitchen-maid, kitchen servant
32B3211: American negroes
43A121: Christmas (non-liturgical celebration)
25G4(MISTLETOE): Plants and herbs: mistletoe
33A14: Embracing each other, kissing
42F53: Manservant, footman
46A4: Relations between races

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C622: Cake, tart, pastry
43A121: Christmas (non-liturgical celebration)

7th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C71: Alcoholic drinks
48C7521: One person playing string instrument (bowed)
43A23: Ball, formal dance

8th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43A121: Christmas (non-liturgical celebration)
41C5: Celebration meal, feast, banquet


Shelfmark: Harding B 37(28)

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