The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

 

Riddle 11


Verse Indeterminate Saxon



Hrægl is min hasofag, hyrste beorhte,
reade ond scire on reafe minum.
Ic dysge dwelle ond dole hwette
unrædsiþas, oþrum styre
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nyttre fore. Ic þæs nowiht wat
þæt heo swa gemædde, mode bestolene,
dæde gedwolene, deoraþ mine
won wisan gehwam. Wa him þæs þeawes,
siþþan heah bringað horda deorast,
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gif hi unrædes ær ne geswicaþ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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