The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Aldhelm
Verse Indeterminate Saxon


þus me gesette      sanctus et iustus
beorn boca gleaw,      bonus auctor,
Ealdelm, æþele sceop,      etiam fuit
ipselos
on æðele      Angolsexna,

5

byscop on Bretene.      Biblos ic nu sceal,
ponus et pondus      pleno cum sensu,
geonges geanoðe      geomres iamiamque,
secgan soð, nalles leas,      þæt him symle wæs
euthenia      oftor on fylste,

10

æne on eðle      ec ðon ðe se is
yfel on gesæd.      Etiam nusquam
ne sceal ladigan      labor quem tenet
encratea,      ac he ealneg sceal
boethia      biddan georne

15

þurh his modes gemind      micro in cosmo,
þæt him drihten gyfe      dinams on eorðan,
fortis factor,      þæt he forð simle

 

 

 

 

 

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