The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Bede's Death Song: West Saxon Version


Verse Early Saxon


For þam nedfere      næni wyrþeþ
þances snotera,      þonne him þearf sy
to gehicgenne      ær his heonengange
hwæt his gaste      godes oþþe yfeles

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æfter deaþe heonon      demed weorþe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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