Two Constant Lovers, The
DESCRIPTION: Dialog between Sarah Barnwell and Samuel. Her friends would kill him. He would fight for her. Her brother, Captain Barnwell, comes. After Sarah's failed intervention they duel. Samuel wins. Brother agrees to the marriage as the price of his life.
EARLIEST DATE: 1629 (broadside, according to Bruce Olson's site at California State University Fresno)
KEYWORDS: dialog courting fight brother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: John Ashton, _A Century of Ballads_, Elliot Stock, London, 1887; reprinted 1968 by Singing Tree Press, pp. 168-172, "The two Constant Lovers" (1 text)
Bodleian, Douce Ballads 2(232b), "The Two Constant Lovers" or "A Pattern of True Love, exprest in this dialogue between Samuel and Sarah" ("As I by chance was walking"), F. Coles (London), 1663-1674; also 4o Rawl. 566(170), "The Two Constant Lovers" or "A Pattern of True Love, exprest in this dialogue between Samuel and Sarah"
cf. "Sarah Barnwell" (plot) and notes there
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