History of the Sleeping Beauty in the Wood. New and Improved Series, No. 48

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Title

History of the Sleeping Beauty in the Wood. New and Improved Series, No. 48

Publisher

Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers

Date

1852

Extent

24 pages
15 cm

Identifier

Type

fairytale/folk lore

Abstract

Part of a series of fairy tales printed by the booksellers. The first tale presented tells the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty with a few twists, including the continuation of the story after the Prince rescues the Sleeping Beauty. In this version, the Prince marries the Princess without informing his parents first, and he keeps their marriage as a secret for many years, even after the birth of a son and daughter. The Prince’s mother, descended from Ogres, finds out about the hidden family and resolves to eat all of them. The cook pities the poor family and tricks the Queen into eating a lamb, a kid, and a hind instead. When the Queen discovers the deception, she flies into a fury and is about to boil them all in oil when she is stopped by the timely arrival of the Prince, whereupon she throws herself into the oil instead. This tale is followed by the story of, “Charles and John, and the Little Dog Worthy,” which is a moral tale about two boys and the just punishment for little boys who tell falsehoods. In the end of the tale, the dog, Worthy, is renamed “Charles!” in honour of the boy who chose to tell the truth. Following this tale is a short anecdotal account of a solicitor in Edinburgh who, attempting to protect his property from thieves, published a fictitious handbill proclaiming an elaborate but fictitious series of deadly defenses protecting the property. When thieves grew bold again, the gentleman procured a limb of a corpse from the Royal Infirmary to be paraded around the streets of Edinburgh in search of its “owner.”

Subject

Fairy Tales & Folklore
Chapbooks - Scotland - Glasgow
Courtship and Marriage
Crime

Source

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

Is Referenced By

University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks
http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/chapbooks/search/

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

Language

English

Contributor

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

Citation

“History of the Sleeping Beauty in the Wood.New and Improved Series, No. 48,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed August 18, 2022, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/457.