Saturday, 26 January 2013
" 'As for me, I believe what I see with my own eyes, and doubt any man's bare word.' " (p. 149)
King Svein of Denmark, quoted by the English outlaw, Osric:
" '...I have learned to be content, and to remain by my own holdings however small...' " (p. 154)
Thus, Svein at least does not join in the scramble to secure the kingship of England. This shows that others could have done likewise. Those in any age who take a more enlightened view than their contemporaries are the leaven for a better future. In some respects, we are now in that future and, in other ways, it still lies ahead.