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'Swa cwæð' - Swa cwæð is a phrase not found elsewhere in OE verse. Does this indicate the eardstapa spoke the lines that preceded or will speak the lines that follow? (see Richman 1982)
Speeches in OE verse are more commonly introduced by N. maðelode or N. word gecwæð (cf. 91, ond þas word acwið).