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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

Date
    between 1736 and 1763

Imprint:

Printed and Sold at the Printing-Office in Bow Church-Yard, London



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Ballad

Title: The Somersetshire garland: or The serving-man bound apprentice to his mistress

First Line: Near Somersetshire lived a squire of fame

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social statusServants


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43A2(+6): Private festivities, merry company (+ eating and drinking ~ festive activities)
41C71: Alcoholic drinks
42F54: Butler
41A321: Opening the door
33A39: Loose company
31A72(+79): Female sex; woman (+ more than eight persons)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33A11: Baring the head, lifting one's hat
42D11: Proposal, declaration of love
31A25162(+81): Hand on the heart (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))


Printings:

Shelfmark: Harding B 39(193)

Notes:  Negative photocopy of Percy II.28


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