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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1780 and 1812


Harding B 4(34) is another edition.

Other printings:


Viewing: Harding B 4(35)

Ballad - Roud Number: 288

Title: The children in the wood, or the Norfolk gentleman's last will and testament. A true story

First Line: Now ponder well, ye parents dear


ESTC: N71524

Themes:  OrphansMurder

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H15: Forest, wood
33B2: Duelling
31E234631: Violent death by sword
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31E12: Deathbed
31E113: Last words and last favours, nuncupate
41A7612: Bed with tester
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)
42B74: Family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
31A2354: Sitting in someone's lap

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33A2: Taking leave
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)
46C131(+22): Riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman (+ two persons ~ traffic and transport)
41A325: Threshold

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H15: Forest, wood
33B2: Duelling
31E234631: Violent death by sword
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H15: Forest, wood
31D112(+72): Child (+ two persons)

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44G312: Prisoner; in fetters
44G313: Prisoner in cell or locked place

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