Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1674 and 1679


Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, and J. Clarke


For a complete impression of the second illustration, see Douce Ballads 2(251ar)


Ballad - Roud Number: V32400

Title: The mistaken mid-wife, or, Mother Mid-night finely brought to bed

First Line: A midwife lately in this town

Tune: I am a jovial batchelor


ESTC: R41505

Themes:  ChildbirthDeception

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C7111: Glass of wine
41A7612: Bed with tester
49G1: Physician, doctor
49G2: Patient, sick person

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A72: Female sex; woman
44G3731: Flogging, scourging (in public)
42B81(+0): Spanking, drubbing (of naughty children) (+ variant)
41D2311: Codpiece (cover for the genitals)


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 2(148b)

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