Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1671 and 1704


Printed for J. Deacon, at the Angel in Guilt-spur-street, without Newgate


Ballad - Roud Number: V25865

Title: Dicks loyalty to his true love Nancy: or, A famous wedding

First Line: Dick resolved to court young Nan

Tune: The maids a washing


ESTC: R233025

Themes:  Weddings

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
33C21: Courting
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
41D262: Fan

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25I241: Village street
46A14: Farmers
48CC7525: One person playing wind instrument - CC - out of doors
43A(+12): Festivities (+ wreath, garland ~ festive activities)
48CC7524: One person playing percussion instrument - CC - out of doors
46C52: Hotel, hostelry, inn
46C7354: Traffic and transport
48C73411: Tambourine
43C93(+6): More than one couple dancing (+ out of doors (sports, games, etc.))


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 1(64b)

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