Broadside Ballads Online

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Compare the illustration on p. 40 of Select Fables; with cuts ... by Thomas and John Bewick, and others ... (Newcastle, 1820).

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Viewing: 2806 c.13(184)

Sheet Notes:  Slip

Ballad - Roud Number: 13966

Title: The old arm-chair

First Line: I love it, I love it! and who shall dare

Authors:  Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889

Themes:  Mothers


IconClass Codes:
41A723: Bench
33C231: Arm in arm (lovers)
41A6: Garden
25G11: Groups of trees
33C29: The envious friends; criticizing bystanders ~ love couple

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