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The fourth woodcut appears in complete form in: Firth b.20(25) and Wood 401(179).


Viewing: Wood E 25(97)

Ballad - Roud Number: V20534

Title: A new wonder: or A strange and true account from Shrewsbury of a dreadful storm ... on the 4th of May last, 1681, at or about mid-night

First Line: It is well known for some years past

Tune: Troy town


ESTC: R180909

Subjects:  Shrewsbury (England)

Themes:  Wonders1681

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
26C352: Whirlwind, cyclone, hurricane, typhoon, tornado at sea
31B6241: Cheeks rounded

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
24B: Moon as celestial body
24F2: Stars in the firmament

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H18: Cultivated land
25G3: Trees
25I12: Prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
49M32: Book
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
46A7: Crowd, mob
71H546: God punishes Israel with three days of plague; the avenging angel with his sword drawn goes through the land; seventy thousand men are killed

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