The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 37


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Ic þa wihte geseah;      womb wæs on hindan
þriþum aþrunten.      þegn folgade,
mægenrofa man,      ond micel hæfde
gefered þæt hit felde,      fleah þurh his eage.

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Ne swylteð he symle,      þonne syllan sceal
innað þam oþrum,      ac him eft cymeð
bot in bosme,      blæd biþ aræred;
he sunu wyrceð,      bið him sylfa fæder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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