Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1641 and 1674


Printed for R. Burton at the Horse-shoe in West Smithfield


Ballad - Roud Number: V29054

Title: The married mans complaint who took a shrow instead of a saint

First Line: Was ever poor man mistaken so

Tune: Come off my mother, sirrah, sirrah


ESTC: R233388

Themes:  Domestic violence

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42D322: Battle for dominance in marriage ('who wears the breeches')
42A252: Baby in swaddling clothes

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48C161: Column, pillar ~ architecture
42A3: Mother and baby or young child
31F33: Death battling with Life, or with the living
31F25: Death as (rotting) corpse

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48C161: Column, pillar ~ architecture
31F33: Death battling with Life, or with the living
31F25(+4): Death as (rotting) corpse (+ Death with scythe)


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 2(150a)

Notes:  Sheet divided

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