OT OE query

Charles Butler hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Sat Feb 7 06:30:46 EST 2004


Calling all Old English specialists! I've spent a lot of time over the last
couple of days unsuccessfully trying to remember the source and exact form
of a tag from an Anglo-Saxon poem. I think it's set in a battle (a doomed
one, naturally) but I may be wrong. The speaker remembers all the other
disasters that have taken place in the past, and comforts himself that 'That
sorrow passed; so may this." Or words to that effect.

Can anyone on this erudite list give me the source?

Grateful in anticipation -

Charlie

"Run mad as often as you chuse, but do not faint!"

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