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Date
    between 1683 and 1696

Imprint:

Printed for P. Brooksby, J. Deacon, J. Blare, and J. Back



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Ballad - Roud Number: V8776

Title: A brief touch of the Irish wars: from the siege of Londonderry to the surrender of Drogheda ... and many other strong forts and castles

First Line: The French and the Tories are all in distress

Tune: Let Caesar live long

Themes:  Ireland


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
45D312: Officer
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
45C14(PIKE): Helved weapons, polearms (for striking, hacking, thrusting): pike

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
45C14(PIKE): Helved weapons, polearms (for striking, hacking, thrusting): pike
45B32: The company, the unit, the troop ~ military service
45F42: Marching away (troops)
45D12: (military) standard-bearer
45C9: Military music


Printings:

Shelfmark: Firth c.23(29)

Notes:  Negative photograph of: Pepys Ballads II:310. Compare illustration to Firth c.23(40). The illustration was originally one block, but the pieces were later used independently; see Don. b.13(59).


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