Looks like I may have to read Eddison. I did look at a web exerpt when we had the recent discussions; the prose did look a little thick....
I'm not too young to have heard the Catholic prayer, but I'm maybe too young to know Dunbar ;) .
Actually, I first encountered the Dunbar poem, though not the phrase, through Vance. I remember laughing when I first read Tim R. Mortiss, because I knew it was a takeoff on the prayer. Didn't know about Dunbar at the time....