King and the West Countryman, The

DESCRIPTION: "There was an old chap in the west country" abused by a lawyer. He seeks the king to find justice. He gives the king a shilling for services. The king gives him ten pounds. The old man wouldn't have paid so much had he known the king was so well-off.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1877 (Bell-Combined, which claims a broadside edition from 1640)
KEYWORDS: royalty lawyer humorous money
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Bell-Combined, pp. 430-432, "The King and the Countryman" (1 text)
ST BeCo430 (Partial)
Roud #18844
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The King and the Northern Man
File: BeCo430

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