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Thread #162666   Message #3945169
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
20-Aug-18 - 11:36 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Mr Carroll is of course free to complain to the moderators about excessive politeness on my part, but he cannot complain that I was addressing him excessively politely, as my post deliberately refrained from addressing him, partly as a result of suppositions to the effect of his unfriendliness.

The idea that the ballad refers to a specific woman appears to have become entrenched in people's minds, but there is nothing to prove that this is the case. The placing of a statute on a nearby castle says a lot more about Scottish romanticism than it does about history.