Letter: Scott's historic resonances

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Scott's historic resonances

From Mr John Taylor

Sir: By chance I was attending a performance of Blood Libel, Arnold Wesker's new play about the disturbing, yet fascinating, tale of the boy saint William of Norwich in the 12th century. A link with events happening at about the same time in "another place" struck me as I read in the programme notes a quotation from the introduction to Dr Jessop's late Victorian translation of The Life and Miracles of St William of Norwich.

It reads:

A man may start by wishing the truth without going the right way to arrive at it, and may end by embracing falsehood till he cannot bear to part with it.

Yours sincerely,

John Taylor

Diss, Norfolk