Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1641 and 1674


London, Printed for Richard Burton at the Horse-shoo in Smithfield


Repaired on the left side. Douce Ballads 2(206a) is another issue.


Ballad - Roud Number: V21423

Title: Shrowsbury for me

First Line: Come listen young gallants of Shrowsbury fair town

Tune: Shrowsbury for me


ESTC: R234917

Subjects:  Shrewsbury (England)

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C15: Archer's weapons
44B113: King
44B191: Crown (symbol of sovereignty)
44B151: Family of the sovereign
43C421: Shooting with bow and arrow, archery (~ games of skill)
48A98311: Foliage ~ ornament
41BB113: Heating and lighting
61B113(+51): Anonymous historical persons portrayed in a group, in a group-portrait (+ head (and shoulders) (portrait))
61BB113(+51): Anonymous historical persons portrayed in a group, in a group-portrait - BB - woman (+ head (and shoulders) (portrait))

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11R512: (woman) looking in a mirror ~ scene symbolizing 'Vanitas'
11R511: (children or putti) blowing bubbles, 'Homo Bulla' ~ scene symbolizing 'Vanitas'


Shelfmark: Wood E 25(44)

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