The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

 

Riddle 8


Verse Indeterminate Saxon



Ic þurh muþ sprece mongum reordum,
wrencum singe, wrixle geneahhe
heafodwoþe, hlude cirme,
healde mine wisan, hleoþre ne miþe,
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eald æfensceop, eorlum bringe
blisse in burgum, þonne ic bugendre
stefne styrme; stille on wicum
sittað nigende. Saga hwæt ic hatte,
þe swa scirenige sceawendwisan
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hlude onhyrge, hæleþum bodige
wilcumena fela woþe minre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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