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Printed and Sold at No. 4, Aldermary Church Yard


Ballad - Roud Number: 288

Title: The children in the wood: or, The Norfolk gentleman's last will and testament

First Line: Now ponder well, ye parents dear


ESTC: T192105

Themes:  OrphansMurder

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
25H15: Forest, wood
31E2355: Violent death by hanging
44G321(GIBBET): Instruments of torture, execution or punishment (with NAME)
33B2: Duelling
31E234631: Violent death by sword
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)
25F(+63): Animals (+ dying animal; death of animal; dead animal)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31E12: Deathbed
41A7612: Bed with tester
42B74: Family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
44G16: Lawyer, attorney at law
31E111: Making a testament
48(+391): Art (+ writing)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C13141: Horse
33A2: Taking leave
41A325: Threshold
33A12: Shaking hands, 'dextrarum junctio'

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C22: Armour
41A12: Castle
33B3: Fighting
48C1623: Dome ~ architecture
45C13(SCIMITAR): Hacking and thrusting weapons (with NAME)

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H15: Forest, wood
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)
46C131(+61): Riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman (+ preparations ~ departure)

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44G313: Prisoner in cell or locked place
13C33: Magic wand


Shelfmark: Harding B 4(31)

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