[Beowulf] Pah!

Martin Wheeler mwheeler at startext.co.uk
Sun Mar 26 18:14:02 EST 2006


On Thu, 23 Mar 2006, Jim Lux wrote:

> Or (my new favorite quote, which I hope to learn in the original language), as
> the namesake of this list said, upon discovering that some fool had stolen a
> piece of treasure from a dragon's horde, thereby annoying the dragon and
> disrupting 50 years of peace, "There's only one thing to do, bring me my
> sword"

Umm...

   "                 Nolde ic sweord beran,
    weapen to wyrme, "

[from my 1910 Sedgefield, Manchester University Press; line 2518 et seq.]

Would that be it?

(Sorry for the lateness in replying; I'm a slow reader  ;)
-- 
Martin Wheeler   -   StarTEXT / AVALONIX - Glastonbury - BA6 9PH - England
mwheeler at startext.co.uk
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