begun

Sameer16

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russian
The following quatrain from a song by Uriah Heep
And then we danced on silver wings, upon a gilded thread
And heard the song the angel sings to bless my lowered head
And at the door of paradise my best laid plan begun
But as I turned to reach for you my coloured night it was gone

Why is "best-laid plan" followed by the participle begun? To make it rhyme with gone? I doubt it...

The line is easy to understand but 'begun' grammatically is hardly a perfect fit here. Please help.
 
  • Franco-filly

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England
    I agree it should be "began" or "plan'd (plan had) begun" I find so often that the wrong participle gets used in everyday speech, e.g. my friend rung me!
     

    Sameer16

    Member
    russian
    I agree it should be "began" or "plan'd (plan had) begun" I find so often that the wrong participle gets used in everyday speech, e.g. my friend rung me!
    A folksy phrase in between such lofty verses? Was it part of the plan? I'm stumped. And "plan'd begun" seems somewhat out of context and grammatically suspect.
     
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