“Prince Robert”


Prince Robert asks his mother's blessing on his marriage; instead she poisons him. He sends for his wife. Arriving after the burial, she desires only a ring, but the mother will give nothing. She dies. From the graves grow a birch and brier which entwine.


  1. Child 87, "Prince Robert" (4 texts)
  2. Bronson 87, comments only
  3. BarryEckstormSmyth pp. 453-454, "Prince Robert" (notes only)
  4. OBB 58, "Prince Robert" (1 text)
  5. Combs/Wilgus 26, pp. 121-123, "Prince Robert" (1 text)
  6. Roud #55
  7. BI, C087


Alternate titles: “Harry Saunders”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1802 (Scott)
Found in: US(Ap)