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London, Publish'd 7 Apl. 1787, by C. Sheppard, No. 19, Lambeth Hill, Doctors Commons


An engraving


Ballad - Roud Number: V1576

Title: The case is altered. A tale

First Line: Hodge held a farm, and liv'd content

Themes:  FarmersLand tenure


IconClass Codes:
33A11: Baring the head, lifting one's hat
31A511: Mirror
41D221(+44): Head-gear (+ feathers used for clothes)
46A14: Farmers
41C4: (family) meal
46A16: The rich
46A23: Contrast between important and unimportant people; the inferior before the superior, the weak before the mighty
41D132: Fashionable woman, 'belle'
41A221: Living-room, parlour, sitting-room
41B21: Open hearth, fire-place
46C1463: Whip
47I15(PITCHFORK): Agricultural implements: pitchfork
41B311: Chandelier, candelabrum


Shelfmark: Harding B 21(68)

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