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London: Printed for Mr. Nichols, and sold at the pamphlet shops


8p. See a variant of the first illustration at Harding C 3820(2).


Ballad - Roud Number: V29532

Title: The congress of excise-asses. Or Sir B---ue S---ng's overthrow: a new ballad

First Line: All good Christian people

Tune: I'll tell thee, Estcourt


ESTC: T31197

Subjects:  Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745

Themes:  Politics and government - 18th century

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11K2: Devils in the form of (fabulous) animals
46C144: Four-wheeled, animal-drawn vehicle, e.g.: cab, carriage, coach
44C312: Political caricatures and satires
49M123: Printer
49M6: Publishing, publisher
44D2: Taxes and financial administration
25FF4231: 'hydra'; 'Hidra' (Ripa)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44C312: Political caricatures and satires
61B2(Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649): Historical person (with NAME)
49M123: Printer
41B1: Open fire (in general)
46D3: Newspaper, news-sheet
49M6: Publishing, publisher
46C1313: Equestrian statue
25I152: Monument, statue
44D2: Taxes and financial administration


Shelfmark: Firth b.22(f. 35a)

Notes:  Firth b.22(f. 35a); Imperfect: lacks the imprint.

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Shelfmark: Harding C 3820(3)

Notes:  Harding C 3820(3); cropped.

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