PARALLELS Mr Bullen, in his Lyrics from Elizabethan Song Books, p. 202, gives a version, 'The Marriage of the Frog and the Mouse', from T. Ravenscroft's Melismata, 1611. The nursery rhyme of the frog who would a-wooing go is clearly a variant of this, and has thus a sure pedigree of three hundred years; cf. 'Frog husband' in my List of Incidents, or notes to 'The Well of the World's End' (No. 41).
Jacobs, Joseph, ed. More English Fairy Tales. New York: G. P Putnam's Sons, 1894.
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