Page:An Elizabethan garland; being a descriptive catalogue of seventy black-letter ballads, printed between the years 1559 and 1597.djvu/22

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XIII.

The for part and the back part.

Finis, q. H B.

Imprinted at London hy John Alde and Eicharde Johnes and are to be solde at the Long Shop adjoining unto S. Mildreds Churche in the Pultrie and at the litle shop adjoining to the Northwest doore of Paules Churche. Anno domini 1566 the 20, of August.

[Woodcut of a child (the fore part and the back part) inclosed in a plain border at the top Prose and Verse. The whole of the above is repeated on the other side.]

(A popular ballad of the seventeenth century, "Pride's Fall, or a Warning to all English-Women," gives us a similar instance of monstrosity:—

About his neck & flaunting ruff,
 It now had gallantly,'
Starched with white and blew,
 Seemly unto the eye:
With laces long and broad.
 As now are womens bands.
Thus heavy, wanton pride
 First in God's anger stands.

In 1587, Henry Carre had a license to print "a newe balled, intituled "Stowp gallant," concerning a child borne with great Ruffes.")


Imprinted at London at the long Shop adjoining unto Sainct Mildreds Church in the Poultrie by Jolm Alde. Anno Domini 1566. Novembris 25.


XV.

Finis, q John Mellys Nov.

Imprinted at London by Alexander Lacy, for William Lewes: dwellyng in Cow Lane, above Holborne cundit, over against the signe of the Plough.

[Woodout of two children at the top, inclosed in a plain border. Plain border all round Verse.]

(In the previous year Thomas Colwell printed "The true description of two monsterous chyldren, borne at Herne, in Kent, the 27 daie of Auguste