Lawyer Outwitted, The [Laws N26]

DESCRIPTION: A squire's son loves a lawyer's daughter. He disguises himself to ask the lawyer's advice on how to get married against a father's wishes. The lawyer gives detailed advice, which the children follow. Presented with a fait accompli, he blesses the union
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1764 (broadside, Bodleian Douce Ballads 3(14a))
KEYWORDS: lawyer courting disguise marriage trick
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MA,NE,Ro) Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(England,Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (12 citations):
Laws N26, "The Lawyer Outwitted"
Greig #90, p. 2, "The Lawyer's Bonnie Peggy" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan5 1016, "The Lawyer's Bonnie Peggy" (8 texts, 5 tunes)
Karpeles-Newfoundland 37, "The Councillor's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-NovaScotia 24, "Rich Counsellor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Thompson-Pioneer 18, "The Lawyer Outwitted" (1 text)
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 121-123, "The Lawyer Outwitted" (1 text, 1 tune)
SharpAp 68, "The Councillor's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard, #50, "The Lawyer Outwitted" (1 text, 1 tune)
John Myrick, "The Councillor" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
BBI, ZN2078, "Of a rich Counsellor I write"

Roud #188
Bodleian, Douce Ballads 3(14a), "The Crafty Lover" or "The Lawyer Outwitted," W. and C. Dicey (London), 1736-1763; also Harding B 4(52), "The Crafty Lover" or "The Lawyer-Out-Witted"
I'll Love Thee More and More (per broadsides Bodleian Douce Ballads 3(14a), Bodleian Harding B 4(52))
File: LN26

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