Hamlet - more Saxon than Saxo

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 16 18:20:50 EST 2003

--- Charles Butler
<hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk> wrote:
> I also found this snippet. It's by Jennings, but I'm
> not sure whether it's
> taken from the articles in question:
> 'To be, or not to be: that is the ask-thing/Is't
> higher-thinking in the
> brain to bear/The slings and arrows of outrageous
> dooming/Or take weapons
> 'gainst a sea of bothers/And by againstwork end
> them?'
> I suspect that 'outrageous' ought not to have been
> allowed to stay.

I saw someone point out recently that in Churchill's
famous "we shall fight them on the beaches.." speach
the only non-anglo saxon word was "surrender"

Jon - hoping that it wasn't an earlier posting to the
list where I saw this

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