The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

 

Riddle 9


Verse Indeterminate Saxon



Mec on þissum dagum deadne ofgeafun
fæder ond modor; ne wæs me feorh þa gen,
ealdor in innan. þa mec an ongon,
welhold mege, wedum þeccan,
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heold ond freoþode, hleosceorpe wrah
swa arlice swa hire agen bearn,
oþþæt ic under sceate, swa min gesceapu wæron,
ungesibbum wearð eacen gæste.
Mec seo friþe mæg fedde siþþan,
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oþþæt ic aweox, widdor meahte
siþas asettan. Heo hæfde swæsra þy læs
suna ond dohtra, þy heo swa dyde.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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