What is thy name, faire maid? quoth he. Penelophon, O King! quoth she.1
King Cophetua and the Beggar-maid.
Note 1. Shakespeare, who alludes to this ballad in Loves Labour s Lost, act iv. sc. 1, gives the beggars name Zenelophon. The story of the king and the beggar is also alluded to in King Richard II., act v. sc. 3. [back]