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Thread #1682   Message #5863
Posted By: Peter Timmerman
28-May-97 - 03:00 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Auctioning Off Wives
Subject: Query: Auctioning off Wives
The thread about "The Hiring Fair" raised a question in my mind. Are there any folk songs about auctioning off wives at fairs, a practice that if my mind doesn't fail me was described in Hardy's 19th century novel, "The Mayor of Casterbridge"? Just curious. Yours, Peter