Grazier's Dochter, The

DESCRIPTION: A squire secretly weds a servant maid. She becomes pregnant. His parents threaten them with ruin; he leaves her and marries another. His first wife dies of grief. Her ghost finds him in bed with his bride, kills him, and writes of the story on the corpse
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1767 (dated Harvard College Library chapbooks 57(iii):10, according to Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: grief infidelity love marriage abandonment revenge corpse death pregnancy father servant ghost
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Crawfurd1 8, "The Grazier's Dochter"; Lyle-Crawfurd1, pp. 229-234, "The Unfortunate Grazier's Daughter" (2 texts)
Roud #3854
File: LyCr108

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