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Douce Ballads 4(5) is another edition.


Viewing: Douce Ballads 3(66b)

Ballad - Roud Number: 2153

Title: The merchant's son, and the beggar-wench of Hull

First Line: You gallants all I pray draw near


ESTC: T206412

Themes:  BeggarsTransvestism

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A124: Knight
46C13187: Leading a horse by the reins; rider beside his horse
31AA2518(+81): Hand on the hip - AA - both arms or hands (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A151: Beggar
41A323: Monumental door, porch, 'aediculum'

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