Sunday, August 03, 2003

If you'll all turn to page 147 in your hymnals. . . .


. . . .you'll likely find a completely execrable hymn. Is that too strong? Given the state of most of the readily available (i.e., currently present in the pew) hymnals, no I don't think it is.

Miss Dashwood (a.k.a. Mrs. Cacciaguida) gives us a run-down of a couple of her current least-favourites. Every word a gem. Miss Dashwood's, that is, not the ghastly songs'.

Oh, yes. The citation. It's here.

And as long as you're on her "Mommentary" page, you might as well go along here and read a salutary exegesis of the phenomenon of "Nice". Be forewarned: it's not nice. But it is correct in every respect. I wish I'd written it. If it comes to that, I wish I lived up to it.