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Thread #86816   Message #1754880
Posted By: Snuffy
07-Jun-06 - 08:34 AM
Thread Name: An 'Oranges & Lemons' flyting?
Subject: RE: An 'Oranges & Lemons' flyting?
I had thought that our guest had found that load of twaddle and wishful thinking on some filk/New Age/Celtic/Pagan site, but it would seem that it has been around for a bit longer if Orwell was railing against it. The perpetrator should be put up against the railings.

Did you know that after the Plague wiped out lots of Londoners in 1665, the Great Fire in 1666 melted all the church bells. So the few survivors had to ring their roses instead, and this gave rise to another famous nursery rhyme. :-)