Burd Isabel and Earl Patrick [Child 257]

DESCRIPTION: Patrick promises to marry Isabel if the child she bears is a son. He delays until his parents die, then delays again and plans to wed a noblewoman. (His wife) wishes to see his son; Isabell will not give him up, and curses Patrick. The curse takes effect
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1818 (GlenbuchatBallads)
KEYWORDS: nobility wedding pregnancy baby lie curse
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Child 257, "Burd Isabel and Earl Patrick" (3 texts)
Bronson 257, "Burd Isabel and Earl Patrick" (1 version)
GlenbuchatBallads, pp. 160-164, "Earl Patrick" (1 text)
Leach, pp. 626-629, "Burd Ellen and Earl Patrick" (1 text)

Roud #107
File: C257

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