Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1672 and 1696


Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Sign of the Golden-Ball, in Pye-Corner


Don. b.13(70) is another issue.


Ballad - Roud Number: 19

Title: [The nobl]e-mans generous kindness, or The country-man's unexpected happiness

First Line: [A noble man liv'd] near a village of late

Tune: The two English travellers


ESTC: R235464

Themes:  Rural societyCharity

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31B8: Fool, simpleton, numskull
41A361: Tower (of house or building)
46C13142(+7333): Ass, donkey (+ ears of an animal)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46B46: Contract of sale
46A22: Contrast between urban and rural life; city dweller versus country dweller
46B44: Paying (~ commerce) (here also repayment of debt, etc.)


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 2(272b)

Notes:  Sheet divided; torn left edge, lacking part of title and first stanzas.

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