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A Most excellent ballad of an old man and his wife vvho in their want and misery sought to their children for succour, by whom they were disdained, and scornfully sent away succourless, and Gods vengeance shewed on them for the same. : Tune of, Priscillca [sic] by

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Published by Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, I. Wright, J. Clarke, W. Thackeray, and T. Passenger. in [London] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ballads, English -- 17th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesPriscilla
SeriesEarly English books, 1641-1700 -- 2123.1:332-333, Early English books, 1641-1700 -- 2574:15
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination2 sheets ([2] p.)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15411460M

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