The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 44


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Wrætlic hongað      bi weres þeo,
frean under sceate.      Foran is þyrel.
Bið stiþ ond heard,      stede hafað godne;
þonne se esne      his agen hrægl

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ofer cneo hefeð,      wile þæt cuþe hol
mid his hangellan      heafde gretan
þæt he efenlang ær      oft gefylde.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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