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A Clerk of Oxford: An Anglo-Saxon August
From an Anglo-Saxon calendar for August, BL Cotton Tiberius B. V, Part 1, f. 6v, via
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A Clerk of Oxford: Anglo-Saxon Autumns
"Fus sceal feran, fæge sweltan
ond dogra gehwam ymb gedal sacan
middangeardes" - 'Those who are ready must go; the doomed die
and every day struggle against their departure
from the world'.

"Modor ne rædeð, ðonne heo magan cenneð, hu him weorðe geond worold widsið sceapen" - 'a mother cannot foresee, when she bears a child, how his journey through the world will be shaped for him'.
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january 2016 by Preoccupations

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