Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1663 and 1674


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


Captions of the first illustration read: Here's help husband. Cox-body, thy husband is with child.



Title: The skilful doctor of Gloucestershire or A new way to take physick

First Line: A country farmar [sic] as 'tis said

Tune: Beds making


ESTC: R235499

Themes:  Doctors

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
49G1: Physician, doctor
49G82: Pharmacist, druggist, apothecary; pharmacy, drugstore, dispensing chemist
42A2: Confinement, birth

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D221(+44): Head-gear (+ feathers used for clothes)
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
41D262: Fan
31A25552(+82): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
41D212: Coat, cape

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
31A2513(+81): Arm stretched sidewards (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 2(199b)

Notes:  Torn at right edge; lacks part of last seven verses and fifth woodcut.

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Shelfmark: Harding B 39(17)

Notes:  Torn at right edge; lacks part of last seven verses and fifth woodcut. Harding B 39(17) is a photograph of Douce Ballads 2(199b).

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