The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 30b


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Ic eom ligbysig,      lace mid winde,
w...      ...dre gesomnad,
fus forðweges,      fyre gemylted,
bear... blowende,      byrnende gled.

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Ful oft mec gesiþas      sendað æfter hondum,
þær mec weras ond wif      wlonce gecyssað.
þonne ic mec onhæbbe,      hi onhnigað to me,
modge miltsum,      swa ic mongum sceal
ycan upcyme      eadignesse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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