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By the Venerable Bede (672 or 673–735 A.D).
With comment by John Birtwhistle
Fore ðæm nedfere nænig wiorðe In setting out on our forced march,
ðonc snottora ðon him ðearf siæ who can be wiser than one who reflects
to ymbhycgenne ær his hinionge with his last breath whether his life
hwæt his gastæ godes oððe yfles brought to others consolation or pain?
æfter deað dæge doemed wiorðe. On that hangs day or night for his soul.
Bede was a seventh-century Northumbrian monk, famous to this day for his Church History of the English People narrating the …
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