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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

Date
    between 1685 and 1714

Notes:

The first illustration is a version of the frontispiece to John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's progress (1679).



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Viewing: Firth b.19(22)

Sheet Notes:  Firth c.23(99a) is a photograph of this ballad.

Ballad - Roud Number: V9724

Title: The poet's dream: containing his amazing and frightful vision of pride

First Line: As I of late was in a dream

Tune: O folly

References:

ESTC: R235745

Themes:  Pride


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C513: 'en route', traveller under way
25F3(+5): Birds (+ animal(s) in motion; positions, expressions of animals)
24A: Sun as celestial body
49M32: Book
49N: Reading
31B3: Dream
25F23(LION): Beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion
25I12: Prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city
25H119: Cave, grotto
83(BUNYAN, PILGRIM'S PROGRESS): (scenes from) specific works of literature (with AUTHOR, Title)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA5111: Looking in the mirror; contemplation of own beauty - AA - (for) women
11R512: (woman) looking in a mirror ~ scene symbolizing 'Vanitas'
11K2: Devils in the form of (fabulous) animals



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