Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1663 and 1674


Printed for E.A. are are to be sold by F. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, and J. Clarke


Douce Ballads 1(111a) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 3853

Title: The lady Isabella's tragedy, or, the Step mothers cruelty

First Line: There was a lord of worthy fame

Tune: Fair Rosamond. Or, Chivy Chase


ESTC: R235050

Themes:  Murder

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D313: Private soldier
45C14(PIKE): Helved weapons, polearms (for striking, hacking, thrusting): pike
45C16(MUSKET): Firearms (with NAME)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D313: Private soldier
44G32: Executioner, hangman
45C14(HALBERD): Helved weapons, polearms (for striking, hacking, thrusting): halberd
44G342: On the scaffold or place of execution
31E23621: Violent death by beheading
44G321(AXE): Instruments of torture, execution or punishment (with NAME)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
23U22: Hourglass
11R7: 'Vanitas' symbols
31A216: Bones in general (human body)
11R71: Skull as symbol of 'Vanitas'


Shelfmark: Wood E 25(54)

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