The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 70


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Wiht is wrætlic      þam þe hyre wisan ne conn.
Singeð þurh sidan.      Is se sweora woh,
orþoncum geworht;      hafaþ eaxle tua
scearp on gescyldrum.      His gesceapo dreogeð

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þe swa wrætlice      be wege stonde
heah ond hleortorht      hæleþum to nytte.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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