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Viewing: Johnson a.58(8a)

Sheet Notes:  MS annotation between verses: Youd think she was kept by a lord or a knight.

Ballad

Title: The top of the town, or, The furbelow basket-woman

First Line: You furbelow'd ladies of city or court

Tune: The frolicksome couple

Themes:  FashionsHair styles


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2711: Walking
41D131: Dandy, beau

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61BB11(+51): Anonymous historical person portrayed - BB - woman (+ head (and shoulders) (portrait))
61BB2(Cromwell, Elizabeth): Historical person (with NAME) - BB - woman

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA533: Styles of hairdress - AA - ~ women
31AA51111: Reflection (in a mirror) - AA - (for) women
11R51: Scenes symbolizing 'Vanitas'
11K: Devil(s) and demons



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