Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1673 and 1686

Other printings:


Viewing: Douce Ballads 1(54a)

Sheet Notes:  MS notes on title: Collins complaint or O so ungrateful a creature. Harding B 39(4) is a photograph of Douce Ballads 1(54a).


Title: The Debtford wedding. Or, The mad marriage between Peg and Moll

First Line: At Debtford there was such a wedding

Tune: Moggys jealousie


ESTC: R232978

Themes:  PregnancyTransvestismMarriage between women

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42A31: Nursing, suckling

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42D3: Marriage, married couple, 'matrimonium'
31B11: Sleeping in bed

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48C7521: One person playing string instrument (bowed)

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
48C161: Column, pillar ~ architecture
41D283: Mask
31B6213(+82): Looking sideways (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33A11: Baring the head, lifting one's hat
31A231: Standing figure
48C161: Column, pillar ~ architecture
48C167: Pavement, floor ~ architecture
31B6(+911): Morphology of human expression (+ saluting, showing reverence)

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C24(SHIP): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME)
33C21: Courting
25H13: Coast

7th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
41A6711: Flowers in a vase

8th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61B2(Prynne, William, 1600-1669): Historical person (with NAME)

9th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
92D1916: Cupids: 'amores', 'amoretti', 'putti'
47I1421: Sheaf

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