Dugall Quin [Child 294]
DESCRIPTION: Dugall Quin comes to court Lissie. He asks her if she would love him if he were poor (she would). She asks if he would like her if she were rich (he would). Despite her parents' opposition (since they think him poor), she goes with him and is well-off.
EARLIEST DATE: before 1890 (Buchan, Child)
KEYWORDS: courting poverty money
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Child 294, "Dugall Quin" (1 text)
GreigDuncan6 1267, "Lizzie Menzies" (2 texts)
cf. "Lizie Lindsay" [Child 226]
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