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Viewing: Wood 401(195)

Sheet Notes:  Wood 401(195); MS. date: mense mar. 1662 in ye beg: of said mounth. Harding B 39(73) is a photograph of Wood 401(195).

Ballad - Roud Number: V14231

Title: The divils cruelty to mankind. Being a true relation of the life and death of George Gibbs

First Line: Good Christian people lend an eare

Tune: The two children in the wood

Authors:  Hamond, Charles


ESTC: R42067

Themes:  TradesmenCrime - 17th centurySuicide

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11K2: Devils in the form of (fabulous) animals
31A233: Kneeling figure
41C322: Mug, beaker, goblet
11K51: Black Mass

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
41D212: Coat, cape

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D221(+44): Head-gear (+ feathers used for clothes)
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
41D262: Fan
31A25552(+82): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42E22: Cortege, funeral procession
42E141: Coffin

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