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June 14th, 2011

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06:14 pm - The Dragon Speaks
I was reading The Penguin Book of English Verse, which has some smashing medieval poetry in it. I like this very short one, by 'Anonymous'.

'bot' means 'deliverance'

The Dragon Speaks

I wille you allë swalewë withouten any bot
And some wille I save, and some wille I not

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Date:June 14th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
My flatmate likes to set that to music and sing it :-)
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Date:June 14th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, really - that's a great idea. I understand it's a caption to a picture of the Wheel of Fortune? I haven't seen the original.

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