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Viewing: Johnson Ballads 2675

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 675

Title: Merchant's daughter, or Constant farmer's son

First Line: It's of a merchant's daughter in London town did dwell

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  MerchantsSocial statusMurder

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2876

Title: Answer to \"She wore a wreath of roses\"

First Line: You gaze upon my brow and see \"no bridal wreath is there\"

Authors:  Thornton, L.M., d. 1888

Themes:  Widows

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F33(EAGLE): Predatory birds: eagle
25F23(FOX): Beasts of prey, predatory animals: fox
25F42: Snakes
48C7341: Drum (musical instrument)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
25G41(ROSE): Flowers: rose
33C21: Courting
33C8: Amorousness, desire
43B144: Picking flowers

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