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ID
cx145
Title
"Men Full of Ancient Skill Are Dying With Their Secrets."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
1
Word Count
1200
Publisher
Evening News
Publication Year
1937
Document Types
Full-text Online
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Topics
Rural Living

Bates discusses the melancholy status of the "country craftsmen, blacksmiths and carpenters, coopers and hurdle-makers, thatchers and wood-turners, makers of skittle-balls, shepherd-hooks, baskets, bells, and cloth" who were "once the axes about which all village life revolved." In the London Evening News (October 12, 1937, p. 8).


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