OT OE query

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sat Feb 7 22:08:22 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?

Sounds like every OE poem I ever read. Seriously. I will ponder further.


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