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Dane-Geld

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A.D. 980-1016


It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
To call upon a neighbour and to say:--
"We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away."

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you've only to pay 'em the Dane-geld
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Mark Schulte 06 June 2007
These days, this poem is much more relevant to the financial world or to the litigation world than to the political world. MJS
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