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Viewing: Douce Ballads 3(64a)

Ballad - Roud Number: V2951

Title: The midnight messenger; or, A sudden call from an earthly glory to the cold grave. In a dialogue between death and a rich man

First Line: Death. Thou wealthy man of large possessions here

Tune: Aim not too high

References:

ESTC: T39348

Themes:  Death


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31F26(+3): Death as skeleton (+ Death with bow and arrow)
31F33: Death battling with Life, or with the living

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61B11(+51): Anonymous historical person portrayed (+ head (and shoulders) (portrait))



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