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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4380
AUTHOR:Thomas Percy (1729–1811)
QUOTATION:“What is thy name, faire maid?” quoth he.
“Penelophon, O King!” quoth she. 1
ATTRIBUTION:King Cophetua and the Beggar-maid.
 
Note 1.
Shakespeare, who alludes to this ballad in “Love’s Labour ’s Lost,” act iv. sc. 1, gives the beggar’s name Zenelophon. The story of the king and the beggar is also alluded to in “King Richard II.,” act v. sc. 3. [back]
 

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