The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Partridge


Verse Indeterminate Saxon



Hyrde ic secgan gen bi sumum fugle
wundorlicne
fæger,
þæt word þe gecwæð wuldres ealdor:
5


"In swa hwylce tiid swa ge mid treowe to me
on hyge hweorfað, ond ge hellfirena
sweartra geswicað, swa ic symle to eow
mid siblufan sona gecyrre
þurh milde mod. Ge beoð me siþþan
10


torhte tireadge talade ond rimde,
beorhte gebroþor on bearna stæl."
Uton we þy geornor gode oliccan,
firene feogan, friþes earnian,
duguðe to dryhtne, þenden us dæg scine,
15


þæt swa æþelne eardwica cyst
in wuldres wlite wunian motan.
Finit.

 

 

 

 

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