Crimson Velvet (The)

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 Also known as    Shepherd Saw Thou Not, In the Days of Old, Twas a Youthful Knight Which Loved a Gallant Lady
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CRIMSON VELVET, THE. AKA and see "Shepherd, Saw Thou Not," "In the days of old," "Twas a Youthful Knight, which Loved a Gallant Lady." The title comes from a ballad about a princess who forsakes her rank and marries a commoner. After many years her husband finds out about her former station and reveals all to the king in a novel way: he places his family in the King's way; his wife, the former princess, dresses in crimson velvet clothes suitable to her former rank, he is in common grey, and their children are dressed in costumes the right of which cloth of gold and the left of woolen.


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