The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Meters of Boethius: Meter 18


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Eala ðæt se yfla      unrihta gedeð
wraða willa      wohhæmetes,
þæt he mid ealle gedræfð      anra gehwylces
monna cynnes      mod fulneah ðon.

5

Hwæt, sio wilde beo,      þeah wis sie,
anunga sceal      eall forweorðan
gif hio yrringa      awuht stingeð.
Swa sceal sawla gehwilc      siððan losian,
gif se lichoma      forlegen weorðeð

10

unrihthæmede,      bute him ær cume
hreow to heortan,      ær he hionan wende.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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