Yale Center for British Art
Title:
The four Indian kings.
Published/Created:
[London] : [Publisher not identified], [1780?]

Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] page) ; 22 x 33 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Popular ballad, inspired by the visit to England in 1710 of four Mohawk chiefs accompaning Sir Francis Nicholson to support him in his plea for help against the French in Acadia. The ballad, which was several times reprinted during the 18th century, narrates how the youngest of the chieftains fell in love with an English lady walking in St. James's Park, how he sent her his diamond ring with a proposal of marriage, and how she refused to consider is offer unless he first became a Christian.
Subject Terms:
Broadsides -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800. | Ballads, English -- 18th century. | Indians of North American -- Early works to 1800. | Unrequited love -- Early works to 1800. | Social classes -- England -- Early works to 1800. | London (England) -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Broadside poems.