Mudcat Café message #3186556 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3186556
Posted By: MGM·Lion
13-Jul-11 - 05:56 AM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
Agree re Ring-o-Roses ~~ one of those pieces of Folklore About Folklore, as the great Peter Opie said in an interview I did with the Opies for Folk Review.

BUT one who feels that cannot, with consistency, go along with that vulgar Canute concept.

Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim, you will remember, based his life on the important precept that nice things are nicer than nasty ones. My principle-of-being is that right things are righter than wrong ones.