Merchant's Daughter of Bristol, The

DESCRIPTION: A merchant's daughter loves a "gallant youth." Her parents ship him overseas. She takes ship to follow him to Padua. The parents follow her. She finds him condemned to die for religion. She prepares to die with him, but the authorities relent
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1725 (A Collection of Old Ballads)
KEYWORDS: love sailor father mother brother sister ship cross-dressing reunion death execution religious reprieve
FOUND IN: Britain
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Bell-Combined, pp. 216-224, "The Merchant's Daughter of Bristow" (1 text)
Ashton-Sailor, #67 insert, "The Bristol Garland; or the Merchant's Daughter of Bristol" (1 text)

ST BeCo216 (Partial)
Roud #892
Fair Maudlin
File: BeCo216

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