The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Meters of Boethius: Meter 23


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Sie ðæt la on eorðan      ælces ðinges
gesælig mon,      gif he gesion mæge
þone hlutrestan      heofontorhtan stream,
æðelne æwelm      ælces goodes,

5

and of him selfum      ðone sweartan mist,
modes þiostro,      mæg aweorpan.
We sculon ðeah gita      mid godes fylste
ealdum and leasum      ðinne ingeðonc
betan bispellum,      þæt ðu ðe bet mæge

10

aredian to rodorum      rihte stige
on ðone ecan eard      ussa saula.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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