The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 6


Verse Indeterminate Saxon



Mec gesette soð sigora waldend
Crist to compe. Oft ic cwice bærne,
unrimu cyn eorþan getenge,
næte mid niþe, swa ic him no hrine,
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þonne mec min frea feohtan hateþ.
Hwilum ic monigra mod arete,
hwilum ic frefre þa ic ær winne on
feorran swiþe; hi þæs felað þeah,
swylce þæs oþres, þonne ic eft hyra
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ofer deop gedreag drohtað bete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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