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Printed for J. Walter, at the Golden Ball in Pyecorner


Compare the first three illustrations to Douce Ballads 1(14b).


Ballad - Roud Number: V5711

Title: The beggars chorus, in the Jovial crew

First Line: There was a jovial beggar

Authors:  Brome, Richard, d. 1652

Notes:  A Jovial Crew, or, The Merry Beggars (1641)


ESTC: R231116

Themes:  Beggars

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A151: Beggar
31A4153: Crutches
31A4152: Wooden leg
45B82: Disabled soldier

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42B742: Mother and child(ren), woman and child(ren) (family group)
41D2339: Barefoot
41D29: Clothed in rags
46A15: The poor
43C78: (playing with) toys

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
46A151: Beggar
31A4111: Blind, blindness

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61B11(+52): Anonymous historical person portrayed (+ (full) bust portrait)

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48C7521: One person playing string instrument (bowed)
31A235: Sitting figure

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
43B144: Picking flowers


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 1(17a)

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