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    Posted: 09-Jun-2009 at 16:04
Originally posted by gcle2003

I just wish people would call Anglo-Saxon Anglo-Saxon and reserve 'English' of any period for the language that resulted mostly from the merger of Anglo-Saxon with French. But I recognise it's one of my lost causes.
(Oxford) Whispering from her towers the last enchantments of the Middle Age...
Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
Mathew Arnold 1822-1888
A King he was on a carven throne in many pillared halls of stone,
with golden roof and silver floor and runes of power upon the door.
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Yes them too. But those of us of a lighter shade of blue have our causes too. Cry
You rarely see the quote in full: nice one.
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Never believe anything until it has been officially denied - Sir Humphrey Appleby, 1984.
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