Wednesday, 15 June 2016
The Wisdom Of Hadding II
(i) The king's first care should be the kingdom, not gain or glory.
(ii) Peace with a strong ally does not weaken but strengthens the kingdom.
(iii) The work of the folk strengthens the kingdom more.
(iv) Warriors stand guard over the folk.
(v) The law should be upheld so that men will turn to it before turning to the sword.
(vi) It is sometimes necessary to take up arms but this is not what life is for.
(vii) Think about how you will be remembered.
Frodi replies that he himself will be remembered "'With honor...'" (War Of The Gods, p. 264) and Hadding ends the conversation.