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‘Without freedom of thought’, the great American statesman Benjamin Franklin once wrote, ‘there can be no such thing as wisdom’. Profound words, these are, about some profound words: freedom and wisdom. For Franklin, it is thought that binds them together. For the English language, in this case, it’s -dom. What is this unassuming little -dom? […]more
Anglo-Saxon literature is full of advice on how to live a good life. Many Anglo-Saxon poems and proverbs describe the characteristics a wise person should strive to possess, offering counsel on how to treat others and how to obtain and use wisdom in life. Here are some words in Old English (the name we give […]more