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With an advertisement for other broadsides published by J. Deacon: Mercy and Cruelty striving for Victory; Excellent example for all young-men; Gods works is the worlds wonder [describing the frost on the Thames River]; A looking-glass for this present age; The world's vanity, or, The Christian's ABC; The old man's complaint; The old man's exhortation to his son; The ten capital and reigning sings, now too predominant in this age.



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Ballad - Roud Number: 1031

Title: The great messenger of mortality: or, A dialogue betwixt Death and a beautiful lady

First Line: Fair lady, lay your costly robes aside


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31F26(+3): Death as skeleton (+ Death with bow and arrow)
23U22: Hourglass

2nd Illustration

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61BB11(+52): Anonymous historical person portrayed - BB - woman (+ (full) bust portrait)
48A9833(+2): Flowers ~ ornament (+ framing decorations)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61BB11(+52): Anonymous historical person portrayed - BB - woman (+ (full) bust portrait)
48A9831(+2): Foliage, tendrils, branches ~ ornament (+ framing decorations)

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31F26(+3): Death as skeleton (+ Death with bow and arrow)
23U22: Hourglass





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