“Christopher White”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1750 (Percy manuscript)
Keywords: love separation theft escape money

Description

A lady, mourning Christopher White's banishment, is wooed by the singer. She warns "If I prove false to Christopher White, Merchant, I cannot be true to thee," -- but marries him. While he is away she sends for Christopher; they go off, taking much wealth

References

  1. Child 108, "Christopher White" (1 text)
  2. BBI, ZN2, "Abroad as I was walking, all by the Park-side"
  3. Roud #3974
  4. BI, C108