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Viewing: Wood E 25(15)

Ballad - Roud Number: 161

Title: A noble riddle wisely expounded: or, The maids answer to the knights three questions

First Line: There was a lady of the North country

Tune: Lay the bent to the bonny broom

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ESTC: R235681


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
41D23321: Boots
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
46C1462: Spur
31A2513(+81): Arm stretched sidewards (+ 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:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
33C21: Courting
41D221(+44): Head-gear (+ feathers used for clothes)
41D23321: Boots
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
41D262: Fan
46C1462: Spur
31A2513(+81): Arm stretched sidewards (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31A25552(+82): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))



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