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Thread #159877   Message #3996066
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
12-Jun-19 - 09:12 AM
Thread Name: Breme fell at Hastings
Subject: RE: Breme fell at Hastings
The spoken part at the start is lines 313-314 from The Battle Of Maldon:

Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre,
mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen l?tlað.

(Thoughts must be harder, heart braver,
Courage must be greater, as our strength diminishes)

I can't make out all of the end line. It sounds like:

þær wæs of-slagen eall þe ??? Angelcynnes folc

(then all the ?? English men were killed)