grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Sep 11 11:15:00 PDT 2007
--On Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:53 PM -0400 Johnna Holloway
<johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu> wrote:
> I have a collection of these quotes. You should have asked.
Coolness! Here's a neat one from "Three Middle-English versions of the
Rule of St. Benet and two contemporary rituals for the ordination of nuns."
(found on the Corpus of Middle English website)
Þa þat serue o þe kichin sal miste bi-fore þe mikil mete bred, butter, þat
tay may serue wid-vten gruching and wid-vten noy
(They that serve in the kitchen shall eat before the main meal [I think
that's what mikil mete translates to anyhow] bread and butter, that they
may serve without grouching [grumbling] and without suffering).
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