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Re: Emmeline Fisher: Lines suggested by the opening made in Silbury Hill 1849
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*** Is this also an error in transcription? Churchyard would make more sense.

Or where the peasant treads the Churchward***

Well I like the original word, the spoken poem reads much better with churchward then churchyard - the 'y' is harsh. Churchward is also a much better poetical description - OE weard defined here, 'having a specified direction', which is of course the path the peasants wind through....

"Old English pre 7th Century 'cyrice' meaning church, plus 'weard', a ward of gaurdian,"

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Posted by moss
15th December 2007ce

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