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D Wellman <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 27 Mar 2000 19:03:32 -0500
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Tha waes sael ond mael
thaet to healle gang Healfdenes sunu
- which Heaney gives as:
                        Then the due time arrived
for Halfdane's son to proceed to the hall.
There is no drama in the Heany. I like to experiment with what I take to
be cliche moments in Beowulf, 'sael ond mael" so:
That was a propitious moment
for Halfdane's son to enter the hall.
plus notice my "h's" work with not against speech rhythm.
oh well