Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1802 and 1819


Viewing: Douce Ballads 4(43)

Ballad - Roud Number: V4773

Title: A new summons to Horn fair

First Line: You horned fumbling cuckolds

Themes:  Cuckoldry


IconClass Codes:
11Q712: Church (exterior)
48CC7525: One person playing wind instrument - CC - out of doors
48CC7524: One person playing percussion instrument - CC - out of doors
41D231: Trousers, breeches
42D37: Partner deceived
25F(+332): Animals (+ antlers; horn)
31A4152: Wooden leg
11P3: Organization, functionaries and dignitaries in churches and in related institutions
41D223(SHIRT): Clothing for the upper part of the body (with NAME)
46C1318(+83): Horse in motion (+ riding back to front on animal)

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