“Colin and Lucy”


"Of Leinster, fam'd for maidens fair, Bright Lucy was the grace.... Till luckless love, and pining care, Impair'd her rosy hue." A bell rings, a raven crows in the night; it tells of Colin's marriage to another. She dies; he dies when he learns


This, from all I can see, is just a cheap rewrite of the "Lady Margaret" theme. But Gardner and Chickering claim to have two copies from manuscript. So it's indexed, though I am far from confident of its traditional status. - RBW


  1. Percy/Wheatley III, pp. 312-315, "Lucy and Colin" (1 text)
  2. cf. Gardner/Chickering, p. 478, "Colin and Lucy" (source notes only)
  3. Roud #13919
  4. BI, GC478b


Author: Thomas Tickell
Earliest date: 1716 (Rimbault)