19.526 Merry Whatevers!

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 14:50:49 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 526.
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         Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 14:48:43 +0000
         From: Norman Hinton <hinton_at_springnet1.com>
         Subject: Merry Whatevers

Late, but as usual once again, let me wish everyone the joy of
whatever/however you celebrate this time of year: Christmas,
Hanukkah, Solstice, Saturnalia, Winter Break, End of Term: whatever.

No lyric this year, just some excerpts from Sir Gawain and the Green
Knight, carefully leaving out most of the narrative sequences.

Joy to all.

Thay tan hym bytwene hem, wyth talkyng hym leden
To chambre, to chemne', and chefly thay asken
Spycez, that vnsparely men speded hom to bryng,
And the wynnelych wyne therwith vche tyme.
The lord lufflych aloft lepez ful ofte
Mynned merthe to be made vpon mony sythez
* * * * * *
That most myrthe my3t meue that Crystenmas whyle ---
* * * * * *
Thus wyth la3ande lotez the lorde hit tayt makes
For to glade Sir Gawayn with gomnez in halle
                  That ny3t....

On the morne, as vch mon mynez that tyme
That Drythen for our destyne' to de3e watz borne,
Wele waxez in vche a mon in worlde for his sake;
So did hit there on that day thurz daynte's mony....

Hidden agendas likely, but they knew how to celebrate. Enjoy your whatevers.
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