Tuesday, November 22, 2022


The Fashion of Today

Memoirs of Mistral. Rendered into English by Constance Elisabeth Maud (London: Edward Arnold, 1907), p. 11:
It was with these nursery rhymes, songs, and tales that our parents in those days taught us the good Provençal tongue. But at present, vanity having got the upper hand in most families, it is with the system of the worthy Monsieur Dumas that children are taught, and little nincompoops are turned out who have no more attachment or root in their country than foundlings, for it's the fashion of to-day to abjure all that belongs to tradition.

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