Jonathan's Courtship

DESCRIPTION: "A merry tale I will rehears As ever you did hear." Father gives Jonathan a suit, Mother gives him advice, and they send him off to court Sary. Her parents leave them alone. He courts her uncomfortably. She throws water on him. He heads home without her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Flanders-ChapBook)
KEYWORDS: humorous courting clergy father mother rejection
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Flanders-ChapBook, pp. 16-21, "Jonathan's Courtship" (1 text)
Roud #4673
cf. "The Quaker's Courtship" (general tone and plot)
File: FlaCh16

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