Colin and Lucy

DESCRIPTION: "Of Leinster, fam'd for maidens fair, Bright Lucy was the grace.... Till luckless love, and pining care, Impair'd her rosy hue." A bell rings, a raven crows in the night; it tells of Colin's marriage to another. She dies; he dies when he learns
AUTHOR: Thomas Tickell
EARLIEST DATE: 1716 (Rimbault)
KEYWORDS: love courting betrayal death marriage
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
Percy/Wheatley III, pp. 312-315, "Lucy and Colin" (1 text)
cf. Gardner/Chickering, p. 478, "Colin and Lucy" (source notes only)

Roud #13919
NOTES: This, from all I can see, is just a cheap rewrite of the "Lady Margaret" theme. But Gardner and Chickering claim to have two copies from manuscript. So it's indexed, though I am far from confident of its traditional status. - RBW
File: GC478b

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