Mudcat Café message #3659133 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155519   Message #3659133
Posted By: Lighter
10-Sep-14 - 05:34 PM
Thread Name: Ballads not included in Child
Subject: RE: Ballads not included in Child
> It seems a pity that he was not more willing to follow the advice of his lamented friend Grundtvig and give more of them the benefit of the doubt.

He'd already given quite a few that benefit, and no matter how many he admitted, there'd always be others deserving (perhaps) the benefit of the doubt.

Few people seem to appreciate the (maybe literally) killing labor that Child's magnum opus required. To ask for more is ungrateful and unrealistic and, in a way, just plain selfish.