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Some of the most interesting documents from Sweden's middle ages are the
old county laws (well, we never had counties but it's the nearest equivalent
I can find for "landskap").  These laws were written down sometime in the
13th century, but date back even down into Viking times.  The oldest one is
the Vastgota law which clearly has pagan influences, thinly covered with some
Christian stuff.  In this law, we find a page about "lekare", which is the
Old Norse word for a performing artist, actor/jester/musician etc.  Here is
an approximate translation, where I have written "artist" as equivalent of
"lekare".
        "If an artist is beaten, none shall pay fines for it.  If an artist
        is wounded, one such who goes with hurdie-gurdie or travels with
        fiddle or drum, then the people shall take a wild heifer and bring
        it out on the hillside.  Then they shall shave off all hair from the
        heifer's tail, and grease the tail.  Then the artist shall be given
        newly greased shoes.  Then he shall take hold of the heifer's tail,
        and a man shall strike it with a sharp whip.  If he can hold her, he
        shall have the animal.  If he cannot hold her, he shall endure what
        he received, shame and wounds."
 
Freebsd Fortunes 5:  2262 of 2298

Some of the things that live the longest
in peoples' memories never really happened.
 
Freebsd Fortunes 5:  2263 of 2298

Some of them want to use you,
Some of them want to be used by you,
...Everybody's looking for something.
                -- Eurythmics
 
Freebsd Fortunes 5:  2264 of 2298

Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
                -- Gloria Steinem
 
Freebsd Fortunes 5:  2265 of 2298

Some parts of the past must be preserved,
and some of the future prevented at all costs.
 
Freebsd Fortunes 5:  2266 of 2298

Some people are afraid of heights.  I'm afraid of widths.
                -- Stephen Wright
 
Freebsd Fortunes 5:  2267 of 2298

Some people around here wouldn't recognize
subtlety if it hit them on the head.
 
Freebsd Fortunes 5:  2268 of 2298

Some people call them "cars" or "trucks"; I call them "dimensional
transmogrifiers" because they change three-dimensional cats into
two-dimensional ones.
                -- F. Frederick Skitty
 
Freebsd Fortunes 5:  2269 of 2298

Some people carve careers, others chisel them.
 
Freebsd Fortunes 5:  2270 of 2298

Some people cause happiness wherever
they go; others, whenever they go.
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