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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1780 and 1812


Printed And Sold By J. Evans, No. 41, Long Lane, West Smithfield


Harding B 4(35) is another edition.


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: T192103

Themes:  OrphansMurder

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H15: Forest, wood
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
33B2: Duelling
31E234631: Violent death by sword
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)
41D221: Head-gear

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31E12: Deathbed
31E113: Last words and last favours, nuncupate
41A33: Window
41A7612: Bed with tester
42B74: Family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
31A235: Sitting figure
31A2354: Sitting in someone's lap

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A3211: Open door
33A2: Taking leave
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)
46C131(+22): Riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman (+ two persons ~ traffic and transport)
41A325: Threshold

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H15: Forest, wood
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
33B2: Duelling
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)
41D221: Head-gear

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H15: Forest, wood
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)
41D221: Head-gear

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44G312: Prisoner; in fetters
44G313: Prisoner in cell or locked place


Shelfmark: Harding B 4(34)

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