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Viewing: Firth b.19(6)

Ballad - Roud Number: V10223

Title: Cupid's revenge: or, An account of a king who slighted all women, and at length was forced to marry a beggar

First Line: A king once reign'd beyond the seas


ESTC: T469882

Themes:  Cophetua, king


IconClass Codes:
32B33(TURKS): Asiatic races and peoples: Turks
46A21: Contrast between rich and poor
32B321: African negroes
46C13185: Rearing (horse in motion)
44G321(STAKE): Instruments of torture, execution or punishment: stake
31A22611: Blood
31E235: Violent death ~ maltreatment, torture
31E2364: Violent death by opening of arteries
31EE231312: Partially buried - EE - death not certain; wounded person

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