The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 48


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Ic gefrægn for hæleþum      hring endean,
torhtne butan tungan,      tila þeah he hlude
stefne ne cirmde,      strongum wordum.
Sinc for secgum      swigende cwæð:

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"Gehæle mec,      helpend gæsta."
Ryne ongietan      readan goldes
guman galdorcwide,      gleawe beþencan
hyra hælo to gode,      swa se hring gecwæð.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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