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Thread #78750 Message #1421143
Posted By: alanabit
25-Feb-05 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Subject: RE: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
I have always wondered about that phrase "pretty fair maid". If she was a "maid" how did the (handsome young)swain know that she was "pretty fair"? Surely some of them must have just been "averagely good"? Or maybe if she really was a maid, nobody really knew at all. I am puzzled. It's time for me to go to bed.