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Thread #162666   Message #3898392
Posted By: GUEST,just another guest
09-Jan-18 - 12:52 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"We are not talking about Urban dwellers Vic, we are talking about specific tradesmen who are (as you said yourself) working under high pressure to earn a living"

@Jim Carroll. It was you who brought up Samuel Laycock (also John Clare) , and me several pages back, who quoted some biographical details. Which included 12 hour days as a weaver, poetry on broadsides that helped him get by when unemployed and enduring respect, but not much money, as a published poet.