Ballads and Performance: The Multimodal Stage in Early Modern England

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Lilly, A Collection of Seventy-Nine Black-Letter Ballads, 45. An example of the inverse—hands like fins—is found in a pamphlet from 1600, A most straunge, and true discourse, of the wonderfull iudgement of God, where a child is born with hands lacking “any outward partition of fingers; yet it had fingers couered all ouer with one only skinne, as with a mitten” (B2r, B2v).

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