Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:



[London: Printed for C. Barnet, 1702]


Printed on both sides. Imprint cut off and supplied in MS. Left side torn.

Sheet References:
  • ESTC: T192409


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V31545

Title: The Protestant dream

First Line: The seventh of March, as I lay on my bed

Tune: Aime not to higly

2nd Ballad

Title: [A new] tavern song

First Line: True English boys be merry

Tune: Jolly Bacchus, or I am the Duke of Norfolk

Themes:  Drinking

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
23A1: Father Time, man with wings and scythe
23U22: Hourglass

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61B2(William III, King of England, 1650-1702): Historical person (with NAME)
46C13185: Rearing (horse in motion)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31F26(+3): Death as skeleton (+ Death with bow and arrow)
23U22: Hourglass

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42E141: Coffin
42E38: Signs, symbols and motifs in funerary art
42E272(+02): Grave digger
47C21(+32): Digging (industrial process) (+ tools and appliances ~ crafts, industries, agriculture)

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
41A775: Wooden container: barrel, cask, bucket
41D212: Coat, cape
41A3913: Tap, faucet
47B26: Industries ~ food, drink, stimulants


Shelfmark: Harding B 4(98)

Notes:  Printed on both sides. Imprint cut off and supplied in MS. Left side torn.

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