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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Harding B 4(38) is another edition.

Other printings:


Viewing: Opie P 550(16)

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

Themes:  OrphansMurder

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
31D11221: Boy (child between toddler and youth)
31D11222: Girl (child between toddler and youth)
42B75: Child(ren) with other members of the family
31A25432: Leading someone by the hand or wrist

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31F11: Death's head, skull (symbol of Death)
25G3(PALM-TREE): Trees: palm-tree
42E31: Grave, tomb

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