Broadside Ballads Online

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


Douce Ballads 3(93b) and Firth c.12(433) are two issues of 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:
46C24(SHIP): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME)
46C215(ANCHOR): Parts of ship's exterior: anchor

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33A11: Baring the head, lifting one's hat
42D11: Proposal, declaration of love
33C2121: Lover with love-letter
41D262: Fan
41D211: Dress, gown

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A(+73): The (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) (+ three persons)
48C162: Arch, archivolt ~ architecture

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2711: Walking
41A325: Threshold
42D37: Partner deceived
25F(+352): Animals (+ feathers)


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 4(14)

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