Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1624 and 1680


Douce Ballads 1(1b) is another edition.


Viewing: Wood 401(1)

Sheet Notes:  MS note on reverse: vide Malmsburiens. de Reg. Angl. lib. 2 - fol. 23. see ye 2d part of R. Parsons his conversions cap. 6. p. 418-419. [i.e. William of Malmesbury, Chronicle of the kings of England, and Persons, Robert, A treatise of three conversions of England ... (1603)].

Ballad - Roud Number: V13888

Title: The shepherd and the king, and of Gillian the shepherds wife

First Line: An [sic] elder time there was of yore

Tune: Flying fame


ESTC: R234857

Themes:  DisguiseKing and subjectsDuelling

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44B113: King
47I2211: Herd, flock
44B128: Ruler in informal contact with his subjects
47I211: Bovine cattle

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A124: Knight
45C22: Armour
44B113: King
44B1271: Ruler giving mark of honour

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