Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1641 and 1674


London, Printed for R. Burton, at the Horshoo in West- Smithfield


Ballad - Roud Number: V28800

Title: The merry countrey maids answer to the countrey lovers conquest

First Line: Once I knew a lad with a brazen face

Tune: Once I loved a lass with a rolling eye


ESTC: R43446

Themes:  Rejected suitorWomen

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C741(+1): Pipe ~ tobacco (+ taking (particular) foodstuffs: eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, etc.)
61B11(+52): Anonymous historical person portrayed (+ (full) bust portrait)
41D222(RUFF): Neck-gear ~ clothing (with NAME)
31A534: Beard

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A711: Table
42F51: Maid ~ house personnel
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
41C326: Jar, jug (used as drinking-vessel)
41C322: Mug, beaker, goblet
41C3(+3): Laid table: table-ware, table-decoration, etc. (+ serving, servants at table, meal)


Shelfmark: Wood E 25(124)

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