Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1672 and 1696


Printed for P. Brooksby at the Golden Ball in Pye-corner


Dialogue in second illustration: \"O goodwife\"; \"Out Rogue spend thy Mony\".



Title: The cuckold's lamentation of a bad wife

First Line: Young batchelours all, come hear this new song

Tune: The country farmer


ESTC: R228160

Themes:  AdulteryCuckoldryDomestic violence

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31B8: Fool, simpleton, numskull
41A361: Tower (of house or building)
46C13142(+7333): Ass, donkey (+ ears of an animal)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A233: Kneeling figure
42D3421: Hen-pecked husband
31B6235(+82): Speaking (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
31B6235(+81): Speaking (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
25G3(APPLE-TREE): Trees: apple-tree
41C27(LADLE): Kitchen-utensils: ladle


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 1(41a)

Notes:  MS note on reverse, bleeding through: Mr. Jno. Bell, Ballads paid for [illegible]

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