The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 38


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Ic þa wiht geseah      wæpnedcynnes,
geoguðmyrþe grædig;      him on gafol forlet
ferðfriþende      feower wellan
scire sceotan,      on gesceap þeotan.

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Mon maþelade,      se þe me gesægde:
"Seo wiht, gif hio gedygeð,      duna briceð;
gif he tobirsteð,      bindeð cwice."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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