Hamlet - more Saxon than Saxo

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Tue Dec 16 18:41:27 EST 2003

Charlie 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 think probably "outrage" is properly un-Latin, isn't it?  "rage" is
Middle English.

Thanks for that too, and I think it is familiar...


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