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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1736 and 1763


Printed and Sold in Bow 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: T192104

Themes:  Orphans

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
25H15: Forest, wood
31E2355: Violent death by hanging
44G321(GIBBET): Instruments of torture, execution or punishment (with NAME)
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:
46C131: Riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman
25H15: Forest, wood
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)
33B41: Kidnapping

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A124: Knight
45C22: Armour
43C39631: Joust, tilt
41A336: Human figure at (open) window

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H15: Forest, wood
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C22: Armour
45D313: Private soldier
41A33: Window
41A3211: Open door
31A25312(+81): Head held in the hand(s), with elbows leaning on an elevation or on the knees (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))


Shelfmark: Harding B 4(30)

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