Broadside Ballads Online

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Printed and Sold at the Printing Office in Stonecutter Street, Fleet Market


Douce Ballads 3(93b) is another issue Douce Ballads 4(14) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 12545

Title: Tit for tat: or The merry wives of Wapping

First Line: All you that delight in a frolicksome song

Themes:  SailorsCuckoldry

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33A11: Baring the head, lifting one's hat
42D11: Proposal, declaration of love
33C2121: Lover with love-letter

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C24(SHIP)(+63): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME) (+ under way, at sea (~ travelling))
46C215(ANCHOR): Parts of ship's exterior: anchor

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C241: Cellar
31A(+73): The (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) (+ three persons)

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2711: Walking
41A3211: Open door
41A325: Threshold
42D37: Partner deceived
34(+9352): Man and animal (+ feathers)


Shelfmark: Firth c.12(433)

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