If hosen and shoon thou ne'er gav'st nane
rohina at shaw.ca
Thu May 1 18:16:25 EDT 2003
This ae nighte, this ae nighte,
-- Every nighte and alle,
Fire and fleet and candle-lighte,
And Christe receive thy saule.
>>("Fleet" meant "house-room")
>Also can mean light, right? I saw the web-page where it was translated as
>house-room, but think there are more saying it means light or candle
>flame. But don't take my word for this, Someone will Know.
I have to ask, if you think it means "house-room", what do you think the
line means in the poem? Seriously, "fire and house-room and candlelight"
not making a lot of sense to me. The meaning of "light" makes more obvious
sense, and I also like the meaning of "fleet" as in something transient,
passing, moving swiftly - ie fleeting. I would check the Middle English
Dictionary for the origins of the "house-room" interpretation, but I
haven't got a password at the moment.
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