The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 80

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Ic eom æþelinges      eaxlgestealla,
fyrdrinces gefara,      frean minum leof,
cyninges geselda.      Cwen mec hwilum
hwitloccedu      hond on legeð,

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eorles dohtor,      þeah hio æþelu sy.
Hæbbe me on bosme      þæt on bearwe geweox.
Hwilum ic on wloncum      wicge ride
herges on ende;      heard is min tunge.
Oft ic woðboran      wordleana sum

10

agyfe æfter giedde.      Good is min wise
ond ic sylfa salo.      Saga hwæt ic hatte.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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