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Printed for William Gilbertson


Ballad - Roud Number: V9307

Title: The careless curate and the bloudy butcher

First Line: Black murther and adultery

Tune: Oh women, monstrous women


ESTC: R37465

Subjects:  Chelmsford (England)

Themes:  AdulteryClergyCrime - 17th centuryCastration

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A236: Lying figure
31A(+89): The (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) (+ nude human being)
47D8(SCISSORS): Tools, aids, implements ~ crafts and industries: scissors
49G353: Amputation
31E23623: Violent death by disembowelment, pulling out of intestines
47D8(TONGS): Tools, aids, implements ~ crafts and industries: tongs
31A223612: Penis, phallus

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44G511: Murderer
31E234632: Violent death by dagger, knife

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25G41(ROSE): Flowers: rose
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
31AA2512(+82): Arm stretched forward - AA - both arms or hands (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))


Shelfmark: Wood 401(187)

Notes:  Wood 401(187); MS. date: mense Feb: 1662. Harding B 39(69) is a photograph of Wood 401(187).

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Shelfmark: Harding B 39(69)

Notes:  Harding B 39(69) is a photograph of Wood 401(187).

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