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London Printed by E.G. and are to be sold at the Horse-Shooe in Smith-field


Ballad - Roud Number: V4190

Title: Britaines honour. In the two valiant Welchmen, who fought against fifteene thousand Scots, at their now comming to England

First Line: You noble Brittaines bold and hardy

Tune: How now Mars

Authors:  Parker, Martin, d. 1656


ESTC: R35788

Themes:  Civil war, 1642-1649Bishops' war, 1640

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C16(CANNON): Firearms: cannon
45K5: Raising the siege
45H4: Putting the enemy to flight
45E2: Transport, train (military)
45K14: Fortified city
45K143: Moat ~ fortified city

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
41D23321: Boots
31A25162(+81): Hand on the heart (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
41D212: Coat, cape
46C1462: Spur

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
25G41(ROSE): Flowers: rose
41D221(+44): Head-gear (+ feathers used for clothes)
44B113: King
25G4(THISTLE): Plants and herbs: thistle
46C1462: Spur
25G41(LILY): Flowers: lily
61B2(Charles I): Historical person (with NAME)


Shelfmark: Wood 401(131)

Notes:  Reference: STC 19223. Pen-trials by Wood on the left side of the sheet; on the reverse are verses, drawings, and pen trials. A Bodleian note states that these were uncovered in 1881.

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