Old Bachelor, The

DESCRIPTION: An old bachelor resolves to find a wife so perfect as "scarce walks upon the ground." He meets a woman that won't tell him her name, nor whether she is still a virgin, nor whether she would marry. "He that courts a bonnie lass Is sure to get the slip"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: age courting marriage virginity questions bachelor
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Crawfurd1 73, "The Old Bachelor" (1 text)
Roud #1649
File: LyCr173

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