Earth Took of Earth


Earth took of earth earth with ill;
Earth other earth gave earth with a will.
Earth laid earth in the earth stock-still:
Then earth in earth had of earth its fill.
Erthe Toc of Erthe
Erthe toc of erthe erthe wyth woh,
erthe other erthe to the earthe droh,
erthe leyde erthe in erthene throh,
tho hevede erthe of erthe erthe ynoh.
ca 1000, United Kingdom

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The Unquiet Grave by Anonymous
The wind doth blow today, my love

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