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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

Date
    between 1683 and 1696

Notes:

The second illustration was originally part of a larger block; see Firth c.23(40).



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Viewing: Don. b.13(59)

Ballad - Roud Number: V27372

Title: The loyal soldier of Flanders: or, The faithless lass of London

First Line: Young Thomas he was a proper lad

Tune: How can I be merry and glad?

References:

ESTC: R228387

Themes:  SoldiersLetter-writingApprentices


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11R512: (woman) looking in a mirror ~ scene symbolizing 'Vanitas'
25F35(PEACOCK): Ornamental birds: peacock
31AA51111: Reflection (in a mirror) - AA - (for) women

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
45D312: Officer
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
45C14(PIKE): Helved weapons, polearms (for striking, hacking, thrusting): pike

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45(+3): Warfare; military affairs (+ naval force)

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A25552(+81): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31B8: Fool, simpleton, numskull
41A361: Tower (of house or building)
46C13142(+7333): Ass, donkey (+ ears of an animal)

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2518(+81): Hand on the hip (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
33C231: Arm in arm (lovers)
41D262: Fan
24A6: Sun represented as face, wheel, etc.



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