The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Metrical Epilogue to MS 41, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Bidde ic eac      æghwylcne mann,
brego, rices weard,      þe þas boc ræde
and þa bredu befo,      fira aldor,
þæt gefyrðrige þone writre      wynsum cræfte

5

þe ðas boc awrat      bam handum twam,
þæt he mote manega gyt      mundum synum
geendigan,      his aldre to willan,
and him þæs geunne      se ðe ah ealles geweald,
rodera waldend,      þæt he on riht mote

10

oð his daga ende      drihten herigan.
Amen.      Geweorþe þæt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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