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Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
25-Apr-12 - 02:44 AM
Thread Name: Origin: High Germany
Subject: RE: Origin: High Germany
We should not generalise a whole demographic.
Here is a witness of Trafalgar.
Not an officer but a common seaman.
Such a man could easily be imagined to compose such a line as "in sorrow to repine" as part of a song for the amusement of his shipmates or to impress the landsmen and girls.