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Hwæt wē Gār-Dena in geār-dagum
þēod-cyninga þrym gefrūnon,
hū đa æþelingas ellen fremedon.
"So. The Spear-Danes in days gone by
and the kings who ruled them had courage and greatness."
-From Beowulf, translated from the Old English by Seamus Heaney.
See this (translation of hwæt as an mid-conversational word, not as an interjection):