The crafty princess, or the golden bull in four parts

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Title

The crafty princess, or the golden bull in four parts

Alternative Title

The golden bull in four parts

Publisher

Glasgow: J. & M. Robertson

Date

1801

Extent

8 pages
15 cm

Identifier

Description

Woodcut #85: Illustration on title-page of two men and a bull in stable.

Type

fairytale/folk lore

Abstract

A fairy tale in which a King is resolved to marry his own daughter due to her extraordinary beauty. When her protests are ignored, the Princess tricks her father into having a golden bull made for her, which she hides in when her father comes for her. Thinking his daughter escaped, the king sends the bull, with the princess still inside, to a Prince whom the Princess had fallen in love with. When she emerges in his chambers, the Prince vows to marry her, but keeps her hidden inside the bull until he can return. While he is gone, she is discovered by ladies of the court who throw her into the river. She survives and ultimately is returned to the Prince by a gentleman who finds her, whereupon the ladies are punished, the Prince marries the Princess, and they rule both their countries after the death of her father.

Subject

Chapbooks - Scotland - Glasgow
Courtship and Marriage

Source

Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario

Format

JPEGs and PDF derived from master file, which was scanned from the original book in 24-bit color at 600 dpi in TIFF format using an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner.

Rights

In the public domain; For high quality reproductions, contact Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph. libaspc@uoguelph.ca, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53413

Contributor

Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Citation

“The crafty princess, or the golden bull in four parts,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed November 29, 2022, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/1009.
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