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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V34415

Title: You all may deal in ladies' legs

First Line: Come list awhile unto my song

Subjects:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

2nd Ballad

Title: Ladies take care of your legs!

First Line: You ladies of london come listen awhile

Subjects:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42F51: Maid ~ house personnel
31A233: Kneeling figure
52BB3: Surprise, Wonder; 'Maraviglia' (Ripa)
41D9: (showing oneself) undressed, quasi-nude
31AA225: Legs - AA - female human figure

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
41D131: Dandy, beau
31A225: Legs
52BB3: Surprise, Wonder; 'Maraviglia' (Ripa)


Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1079

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