DESCRIPTION: Kate Dalrymple is an old maid. Her "gruesome and grim" face defend her from wooers. When she inherits a friend's estate she has many wooers but marries Willie Speedyspool the weaver, whom she had always favored.
AUTHOR: William Watt (1792-1859) (source: Greig)
EARLIEST DATE: 1878 (Ross)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage bequest money weaving humorous oldmaid
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #177, p. 1, "Kate Dalrymple" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Ford, editor, Vagabond Songs and Ballads of Scotland [second series] (Paisley, 1901 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 19-21, "Kate Dalrymple" (1 text)
J Ross, editor, The Book of Scottish Poems (Edinburgh, 1878 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 757, "Kate Dalrymple" (1 text)
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