Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1688 and 1689


Printed for W. Thackeray near the Crown Tavern in Duck-Lane


Ballad - Roud Number: V6917

Title: The married wives complaint. Or, The hasty bride repents her bargain

First Line: I am a poor married wife God knows

Tune: Come off my mother sirrah, sirrah


ESTC: R233310

Themes:  Domestic violence

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A421: Curtains
41A23: Bedroom
41A7612: Bed with tester
41B313: Candlestick
31A611: Chamber-pot
42D272: Disturbers (~ wedding night)
33C41: Man and woman cohabiting
31A25552: Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48A9871: Ornament ~ arabesque


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 2(144b)

Notes:  Sheet divided

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