Richard Usborne

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
    Oxford, 908 pp, £12.50, November 1980, ISBN 0 19 211560 X

First the bad news. They have printed the Mgr Ronald Knox limerick as above. I am not going to look at the Baring-Gould book to see if the mistake was primarily his. But surely the proper Knox version made sense, and went something like

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