Yes, I can say hello, order a hornful
of mead, ask for directions to the nearest pillaging, etc, but re-telling the complexities of European contract law in alliterative verse would have been a stretch.
He has a hornful
from the king, and another from the queen, and the third from the chief groom, of the apostles' liquor [liquor drunk oa apostles' feastdays], whea it is distributed.'(5) So the doorkeeper could oa occasion drink the quality liquor reserved for the royal table.