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An engraving. A copy is in the John Johnson collection at: London Playbills Haymarket box 1 (4)

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Viewing: Harding B 10(34)

Ballad - Roud Number: V455

Title: Tom Clutterbuck & Polly Higginbottom

First Line: In Chester's town a man there dwelt

Performers:  Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835

Performance Locations:  Haymarket Theatre


IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
34B11: Dog
46C232: Rowing-boat, canoe, etc.
25H213: River
31A235: Sitting figure
48C7551: Singer without accompaniment
25I22: Prospect of village, silhouette of village
41D221(+82): Head-gear (+ women's clothes)
46C23322: Boat or vehicle drawn by (fabulous) animal(s) of the sea
31AA2776: Sinking (movement in water) - AA - female human figure

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