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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1681 and 1684

Other printings:


Viewing: Don. b.13(84)

Ballad - Roud Number: V3430

Title: Religion made a cloak for villany. Or, The loyal subjects delight, Who is neither Whigg nor Tory

First Line: Let Tories curse on and the Wiggs let them rage

Tune: Now, now the fight's done


ESTC: R228515

Themes:  Politics and government - 17th centuryReligious controversy

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44B1211: Throne-room
44G34: Death penalty, execution
44B19: Insignia and symbols of sovereignty (crown, diadem, sceptre, orb, seal, standard, cloak, pectoral)
44B127: Ruler and his subjects
11R71: Skull as symbol of 'Vanitas'
44G112: Judicial verdict
41A4231: Canopy, baldachin

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A3361: Human figure at (open) window, seen from outside
44B113: King
25I144: Square, place, circus, etc.
46A7: Crowd, mob
41D29: Clothed in rags
45H34: Single combat in place of battle

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11P31521: Monk(s), friar(s)
31A5333: Tonsure

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