Gettysburg Nag

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Four skore and sefen geres ago ure faðers brougt forð on þis ƿorlddeal, a neƿ þeed, begeoten in Freedom, and beteed to þe forsetting þat all men are stroon efen.

Nu ƿe are ƿedded in a great borugerƿie, fanding hƿeðer þat þeed, or anig þeed so begeoten and so beteed, can long keep. Ƿe are met on a great guðefeeld of þat ƿie. Ƿe haf cum to betee a deal of þat feeld, as an endlig resting stead for þose hƿo here geaf þeger lifes þat þat þeed migt life. It is altogeðer fitting and seemlig þat ƿe sculd do þis.

But, in a sƿiðer ƿag, ƿe can not betee – ƿe can not hode – ƿe can not halloƿ – þis grund. Þe stalƿorð men, lifing and dead, hƿo struggeled here, haf hoded it, far abuf ure noug migt to eke or ƿiðdraƿ. Þe ƿorld ƿill littel beknoƿ, nor long mimmer hƿat ƿe sag here, but it can nefer forget hƿat þeg did here. It is for us þe lifing, raðer, to be beteed here to þe unfuldone ƿork hƿic þeg hƿo fougt here haf þus far so lonklig forðed. It is raðer for us to be here beteed to þe great errand belifing before us – þat from þese herried dead ƿe take eked beteeing to þat means for hƿic þeg geaf þe last full mete of beteeing – þat ƿe here higelig settel þat þese dead sceal not haf died in idel – þat þis þeed, under God, sceal haf a neƿ birð of freedom – and þat ƿeeldlecg of þe folk, bi þe folk, for þe folk, sceal not cƿeal from þe Earð.