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Viewing: Wood 401(135)

Sheet Notes:  Wood 401(135); MS. annotations: Pen trial and drawing by Anthony Wood on recto. MS date: 1640.

Ballad - Roud Number: V30321

Title: A monstrous shape. Or A shapelesse monster

First Line: Of horned Vulcan I have heard

Tune: The Spanish pavin

Authors:  Price, Laurence, 1628-1680


ESTC: S100874

Themes:  Monsters

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D262: Fan
31AA4524: Monsters ~ hoofed animals - AA - female human figure

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31A231: Standing figure
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
41D2657: Shoulder-belt, bandoleer

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
41A3281: Key

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