Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1672 and 1696


Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden-Ball, near the Hospital-gate in West-smithfield


Ballad - Roud Number: V7073

Title: The batchelor's triumph: or, The single-man's happiness

First Line: For what is man confin'd

Tune: For what is man, &c


ESTC: R170417

Themes:  BachelorsAdulteryTaverns

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43A2(+6): Private festivities, merry company (+ eating and drinking ~ festive activities)
43B31: Inn, coffee-house, public house, etc.
41A775: Wooden container: barrel, cask, bucket
48C167: Pavement, floor ~ architecture
41A3362: Human figure at (open) window, seen from inside
41C326: Jar, jug (used as drinking-vessel)
41A773: Container of ceramics: jar, jug, pot, vase
41A712: Shelves, rack, sideboard
43C552: Dice

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A33: Window
41A23: Bedroom
31A611: Chamber-pot
41A761: Bed
33C232: (lovers) kissing each other


Shelfmark: Firth b.19(1)

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