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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1678 and 1680


Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, I. Clarke, W. Thackeray, and T. Passinger


For portrait of Elizabeth Cromwell, see frontispiece to The court and kitchin of Elizabeth Cromwell (1664). Identification of this cut was made by Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth, The Roxburghe Ballads, vol. V, p. 612 n.


Ballad - Roud Number: V32989

Title: Loves downfal

First Line: Draw near young maidens every one

Tune: Flora farewel


ESTC: R180175

Themes:  Social statusLetter-writingLovers partedSuicide

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61BB11(+51): Anonymous historical person portrayed - BB - woman (+ head (and shoulders) (portrait))
41D221(HOOD): Head-gear: hood
61BB2(CROMWELL, Elizabeth): Historical person (with NAME) - BB - woman

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33A11: Baring the head, lifting one's hat
42D11: Proposal, declaration of love
41D23321: Boots
46C1462: Spur


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 1(131b)

Notes:  Sheet divided; cropped top edge.

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