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Printed and sold at No. 4, Aldermary Church Yard


Ballad - Roud Number: 1700

Title: The bloody gardener's cruelty; or, The shepherd's daughter betray'd

First Line: Come all you constant lovers, and to me lend an ear


ESTC: N70793

Themes:  MurderCourtship - difference in social statusCruel mother

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C21: Courting
46A14: Farmers
92C48(FLAMING HEART): Attributes of Venus (with NAME)
92C47: Specific aspects, allegorical aspects of Venus; Venus as patroness

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71B33221: The dove returns with an olive-branch ~ story of Noah


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 3(2b)

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