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GUEST If you don't like ballads...... (252* d) RE: If you don't like ballads...... 14 May 19

As it happens, for me, and others may have different opinions, Child's 'snobbery' for lack of a better word, comes over in the piece on Chaucer. He thinks that certain characteristics which he identifies as grammatical flaws in the texts available result from lazy scribes replacing the 'noble' English of Chaucer with inferior constructions from their own 'vulgar' dialects. Obviously, in terms of his view of history, by Chaucer's time the days of the undifferentiated 'people' who wrote the ballads as an expression of their unified culture had long gone.

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