Finis quod John Barkar.
Imprynted at London in Fletestrete: at the Sygne of the Faucon, by Wylliam Gryffith, and are to be solde at his Shop in Saint Dunston's Churchyarde, in the west of London, the 8. day of November.
[Woodcut of the lower parts of a child, and another of the child itself at the top. Verse and Prose.]
(The entry of this ballad in the Stationers' Books is curious:—"Rd. of William Gryffith, for his lycense for pryntinge of a pycture of a chylde borne in the Ile of Wyghte with a cluster of grapes about ye navell, iiij."
To the tune of the Brides good morrow.
[Woodcut border—top, bottom, and end.]
(The original ballad of "The Bride's Good-morrow," which furnished the tune for the present ballad, is reprinted in Mr. J. P. Collier's volume of "Roxburghe Ballads." Owen Rogers had a license in 1565–6, to print "the sounge of Pacyente Gressell," which may probably be the one in our list; but the subject was a common one.)
Finis. T. C.
(Alexander Lacy had a license to print this ballad in 1565–6. Its author was probably Thomas Churchyard.)
(William Griffith had a license to print "A ballad of A ppelles and Pygmalyne, to the tune of the fyrst Apelles," in 1565–6. This was undoubtedly the one in our Catalogue. A song "to the tune of Apelles, is in Barnaby Googe's "Poems," printed in 1563. It was therefore an established favourite.)