“The Husband's Departure”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1906 (Belden)
Keywords: husband wife battle Civilwar dialog
Found in: US(So)


The husband prepares to go to war against the south. His wife tries to dissuade him. He says she would not respect him if he were a coward. He finally convinced her and departs


Sort of a cross between "The Rolling Stone" (which Belden lists as a probable source) and Lovelace's "To Lucasta, Going to the Wars." - RBW

Cross references


  1. Belden, pp. 378-39, "The Husband's Departure" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7761
  3. BI, Beld378