A blog about the English class system.
As a humble sequel to this delightful Belloccian observation ,I composed an update in 1988 whilst in the wastes of the Libyan Sahara to reflect the great changes in societal structures in the past 75 years .The Rich arrived in FordsA preference well commended.As even they record Rolls Royce's run expended,The poor came in Rolls Royces,Old ,shabby and pretentious,They winced to see so many Fords ,So sleek,so fast, so sensuous .Mike Day.Suphanburi ,Thailand 72120
Quote the whole poem?
It goes on:And the hoary social curseGets hoarier and hoarierAnd it stinks a trifle worse, than inThe days of Queen VictoriaWhen they married and gave in marriageand danced at the County BallAnd some of them kept a carriageAnd the flood destroyed them all!
Dear Lucy R. Fisher!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for supplying the vital final verse, to which Belloc's two previous verses immaculately LEAD THE WAY!!!