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Viewing: Wood E 25(145)

Ballad - Roud Number: V2863

Title: A looking-glass for wanton women by the example and expiation of Mary Higgs

First Line: To a sad story now give ear

Tune: In summer time

References:

ESTC: R180056

Themes:  ExecutionsSodomy


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D313: Private soldier
44G35: Body of the executed displayed in public
31E2355: Violent death by hanging
44G32: Executioner, hangman
45C14(HALBERD): Helved weapons, polearms (for striking, hacking, thrusting): halberd
44GG5: Criminals - GG - female

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
31A231: Standing figure
41D263: Walking-stick, staff

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25G3: Trees

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A122(PRINCE OF WALES)3: Armorial bearing, heraldry (with NAME of family) - device, motto
48A98312: Tendrils ~ ornament
45(+22): Warfare; military affairs (+ cavalry, horsemen)
22C31: Radiance emanating from persons or things
53C11(+3): Authority, Power; 'Dominio', 'Giurisdittione' (Ripa) (+ symbolical representation of concept)



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