The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 19


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Ic on siþe seah         |||
|hygewloncne,         heafodbeorhtne,
swiftne ofer sælwong         swiþe þrægan.
Hæfde him on hrycge         hildeþryþe

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|||        nægledne rad
||||.         Widlast ferede
rynestrong on rade         rofne ||
||||.         For wæs þy beorhtre,
swylcra siþfæt.         Saga hwæt ic hatte.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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