Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to William Turner Levy

Letter No.: 
VWL192
27th December, 1951.

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Mr. Levy,
Thank you very much for your letter. I am so glad you are including the Bible in your lecture of world literature. As you may know, there is a terrible move going on in this country to propagate a new translation of the Bible and actually one (I am sorry to say) ecclesiastic, Monseigneur Knox, has had the impertinence to make a new version of "The Song of Solomon" in the worst Wardour Street style, and it was actually broadcast.1
Apart from any other reason if we lose our basis of Bible language we shall lose what is most valuable in our language. 
Yours sincerely,

R Vaughan Williams

(R. Vaughan Williams).

The Rev. W. Turner Levy,
3103, Fairfield Avenue,
New York, 63.


 1. See VWL2414

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