"Where is the horse now, where the hero gone?"
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Where is the horse now, where the hero gone? Where is the bounteous lord, and where the benches
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"Where is the horse now, where the hero gone?"

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Where is the horse now, where the hero gone?

Where is the bounteous lord, and where the benches

For feasting? Where are all the joys of hall?

Alas for the bright cup, the armoured warrior,

The glory of the prince. That time is over,

Passed into night as it had never been.

Stands now memorial to that dear band

The splendid lofty wall, adorned with shapes

Of serpents; but the strong blood-greedy spear

And mighty destiny removed the heroes,

And storms now strike against these stony slopes.

The falling tempest binds in winter's vice

The earth, and darkness comes with shades of night,

And from the north fierce hail is felt to fall

In malice against men. And all is hardship

On earth, the immutable decree of fate

Alters the world which lies beneath the heavens.

Here property and friendship pass away,

Here man himself and kinsmen pass away,

And all this earthly structure comes to nought.

—Anon., the sage's speech from *The Wanderer*, trans. Richard Hamer

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