Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1623 and 1661


London, Printed for Francis Grove on Sow-hill [sic]



Title: Iohn Arm-strongs last good night

First Line: Is there never a man in all Scotland

Tune: Fare you well guilt Knock-hall

Authors:  R., T. ([?Robins, T.])


ESTC: R182337

Subjects:  Edinburgh (Scotland)Armstrong, John, d. 1528

Themes:  MilitaryLetter-writingKing and subjects

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
31A25162(+81): Hand on the heart (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
41D2657: Shoulder-belt, bandoleer
46C1462: Spur
31B6213(+81): Looking sideways (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2512(+82): Arm stretched forward (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
31AA231(+3): Standing figure - AA - female human figure (+ sideview, profile)
31B6(+9232): Morphology of human expression (+ refusing somebody or something)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D313: Private soldier
45D312: Officer
45C14(PIKE): Helved weapons, polearms (for striking, hacking, thrusting): pike
45C16(MUSKET): Firearms (with NAME)
45C14(HALBERD): Helved weapons, polearms (for striking, hacking, thrusting): halberd
45F42: Marching away (troops)
45B32(+21): The company, the unit, the troop ~ military service (+ infantry)
48CC7524: One person playing percussion instrument - CC - out of doors
45D12: (military) standard-bearer


Shelfmark: Wood 401(93)

Notes:  Wood 401(93); MS. notes on reverse, by Anthony Wood, identifying the protagonist as an historical figure, Will Armstrong or Will of Kinmouth

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Shelfmark: Wood 402(59, 60)

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