Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1683 and 1696


Printed for P. Brooksby, J. Deacon, J. Blare, J. Back


Ballad - Roud Number: V29426

Title: The distressed damsels; or, A dolefull ditty of a sorrowfull assembly of young maidens that were met together near Thames- street, to bewail the loss of their loves which were lately press'd away to sea

First Line: My sweet sister Sue, ah! what l shado? I [sic]

Tune: An orange


ESTC: R215348

Themes:  Press-gangs

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
41D262: Fan
24A6: Sun represented as face, wheel, etc.
41D283: Mask

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
41D262: Fan
24A6: Sun represented as face, wheel, etc.
31AA231(+3): Standing figure - AA - female human figure (+ sideview, profile)
25G11: Groups of trees

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
43B144: Picking flowers

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2512(+82): Arm stretched forward (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
41D921: 'décolleté'
46C11: Road, path
31AA2711: Walking - AA - female human figure
25I22: Prospect of village, silhouette of village


Shelfmark: Firth b.19(7)

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