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Viewing: Wood 401(179)

Sheet Notes:  Wood 401(179); MS. date: 1661.

Ballad - Roud Number: V3081

Title: Newes from Hereford. Or, A wonderful and terrible earthquake: With a wonderful thunder-clap, that happened on Tuesday, being the first of October, 1661

First Line: Old England of thy sins in time repent

Tune: Aim not too high

Authors:  K., W.


ESTC: R179290

Subjects:  Hereford (England)

Themes:  Monstrous birthsEarthquakesDivine justice

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25I12: Prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city
11A3: God's wrath

2nd Illustration

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49M32: Book
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
46A7: Crowd, mob
25I12: Prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city
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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