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Published Sept 23 1796 by I. Marshall No. 4 Aldermary Church Yd. London


An engraving


Ballad - Roud Number: V20285

Title: Hymen's evening post

First Line: Great news! great news! I am hither sent

Themes:  BachelorsMarriage - men


IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
23R14: Night
46D31: Sale of newspaper, newspaper stand
46D32: Newsboy, newsman
25I141: Street
41A141: The usual house or row of houses
48C7352: Horn, trumpet, cornet, trombone, tuba
44E2: Street lighting
41A3361: Human figure at (open) window, seen from outside


Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 637A

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