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Chapter 11 Reading Practice

From the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle entry for 891:

7 þy ilcan geare ofer Eastron. ymbe gang dagas oþþe ær, æteowde se steorra þe mon on boclæden hæt cometa, Sume men cweþaþ on Englisc þæt hit sie feaxede steorra. forþæm þær stent lang leoma of, hwilum on ane healfe hwilum on ælce healfe.

* “Rogationtide” is a church festival in which the fields and animals are blessed. It can occur any time from late May to late July, depending upon the date of Easter.

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