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This article is taken from PN Review 13, Volume 6 Number 5, May - June 1980.

Sir John Betjeman
Without doubt I prefer the Authorised Version of the Prayer Book. This is because I am used to the language which is practical and good to the ear, even though some of the words in it are obsolete. They are like a screen between us and naked mystery and all the more necessary for that. . . . I can see that alternatives are sometimes necessary but 1662 embraces us all.
-SIR JOHN BETJEMAN
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