Roister Doister, Ralph

Roister Doister, Ralph

well-to-do dolt brags loud and long of bravery. [Br. Lit.: Ralph Roister Doister]

Roister Doister, Ralph

foolish suitor repulsed by widow with household utensil. [Br. Lit.: Ralph Roister Doister]
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