The Metrical Preface to Waerferths Translation of Gregorys Dialogues

e e me r dan ance, he in me findan m g, gif hine feola lyste gastlices lifes godre biesene, p t he ful eape m g upp gestigan to am heofonlican hame, par by a hyht and wyn, p t m g se mon begytan, se pe his modgeanc ltowe byp, and ponne purh his ingehygd to pissa haligra helpe geliefe, ond hiora bisene fulga, swa peos boc saga. Me awritan het Wulfstan bisceop, peow and pearfa p s pe alne prym aof, and eac walden is wihta gehwelcre, Bidep pe se bisceop, se pe as boc begeat pe pu on pinum handum...

The Meters of Boethius Meter

Hefon ymbhwearfest, and urh ine halige miht tunglu genedest p t hi e to hera. Swylce seo sunne sweartra nihta iostro adw sce urh ine meht. Blacum leohte beorhte steorran mona gemetga urh inra meahta sped, hwilum eac pa sunnan sines bereafa beorhtan leohtes, ponne hit gebyrigan m g p t swa geneahsne nede weora. Swelce pone m ran morgensteorran, pe we ore naman fensteorra nemnan hera, u genedest pone p t he p re sunnan si bewitige geara gehwelce he gongan sceal beforan feran. Hw t, u, f der,...

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Swa sceal gewrixled pam pe r wel heoldon purh modlufan meotudes willan. onne bi pam oprum ungelice willa geworden. Magon weana to fela geseon on him selfum, synne genoge atolearfoa r gedenra. p r him sorgendum sar oclife, proht peodbealu, on preo healfa. An is para p t hy him yrmpa to fela, grim helle fyr, gearo to wite ondweard seo, on pam hi awo sculon, wr c winnende, w rgu dreogan. ponne is him oper earfepu swa some scyldgum to sconde, p t hi p r scoma m ste dreoga fordone. On him dryhten...

The Paris Psalter Psalm

Do me halne, god, forpon hreoh w ter to minum feore inn flowe and gange eom ic on lame oflegd, hafa lytle sped. Com ic on s s hricg, p r me sealt w ter hreoh and hopig holme besencte. p r ic werigmod wann and cleopode, p t me grame syndan goman hase by me t pam earon eagon wigangen hw ere ic on god minne gearewe gewene. Hiora is mycle ma ponne ic me h bbe on heafde nu h ra feaxes, pe me earwunga ealle feogea. Ofer me syndon pa pe me ehton, f stum folmum for gestrangad pu wast, wuldres god, p t...

Metrical Charm 1 For Unfruitful Land

Her ys seo bot, hu u meaht pine ceras betan gif hi nellap wel wexan oppe p r hwilc ungedefe ping on gedon bi on dry oe on lyblace. Genim ponne on niht, r hyt dagige, feower tyrf on feower healfa p s landes, and gemearca hu hy r stodon. Nim ponne ele and hunig and beorman, and lces feos meolc pe on p m lande sy, and lces treow-cynnes d l pe on p m lande sy gewexen, butan heardan beaman, and lcre namcupre wyrte d l, butan glappan anon, and do ponne haligw ter r on, and drype ponne priwa on pone...

Riddle

Hwilum ic gewite, swa ne wenap men, under ypa gepr c eorpan secan, garsecges grund. Gifen bip gewreged, fam gewealcen hw lmere hlimme, hlude grimme, streamas stapu beata, stundum weorpap on stealc hleopa stane ond sonde, ware ond w ge, ponne ic winnende, holmm gne bipeaht, hrusan styrge, side s grundas. losian r mec l te on sipa gehwam. hwa mec bregde ponne streamas eft se pe min latteow bi Saga, poncol mon, of brimes f pmum, stille weorpa,

The Paris Psalter Psalm 126

Nympe hus timbrige halig drihten, on idel gylp ore winna pe p s huses hrof staelia. Nyme gehealde eac halig drihten ceastre mid cynnum, ne m g hi cynlice w ccende weard gehealdan. Forhwan ge mid idelnesse ealle arisa, ron leoht cume leoda bearnum Arisa nu ricene, and hrae sitta, pa e sares hlaf swie ton. ponne he sl p syle swie leofum p t is yrfe eac ecean drihtnes and herde bearn, pa her mannum beo of innae rest cende. Swa seo str le by strangum and mihtigum hrorum on handa heard ascyrped, swa...

Alms Giving

Wel bi pam eorle pe him on innan hafa, repehygdig wer, rume heortan p t him bip for worulde weormynda m st, ond for ussum dryhtne doma selast. Efne swa he mid w tre pone weallendan leg adw sce, p t he leng ne m g blac byrnende burgum scean, swa he mid lmessan ealle toscufe synna wunde, sawla lacna. Saga me hw t p r weorudes w re ealles on Farones fyrde, pa hy folc godes purh feondscipe fylgan ongunn Nat ic hit be wihte, butan ic wene pus, p t p r screoda w re gescyred rime p t eal fornam yp...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 6D

Gehyr, halig god, hrape mine bene, beheald mine gebed holde mode. Nu ic of eoran utgem rum cleopige to pe, nu me caru beate heard t heortan, help min nu pa ahefe me holdlice on halne stan. pu me gel ddest mid lufan hyhte, w re me se stranga tor sti wi feondum. Ic eardige awa to feore on inum selegesceote p r me softe by, p r ic beo f gere bepeaht fierum inum. Foron u gehyrdest, halig drihten, hu min gebed to e beorhte eode yrfe pu sealdest anra gehwylcum, se pe naman inne purh neod forhta. D g...

Metrical Charm 10 For Loss of Cattle

Is man sceal cwean onne his ceapa hwilcne man for-stolenne. Cwy r he nyg oper word cwee Bethlem hatt seo burh e Crist on geboren wes, seo is gem rsod ofer ealne middangeard swa eos d d wyrpe for monnum m re, per crucem Christi And gebide pe onne priwa east and cwe priwa Crux Christi ab oriente reducat. And III west and cwe Crux Christi ab occidente reducat. And IIIsu and cwe Crux Christi a meridie reducant. And III nor and cwe Crux Christi abscondita sunt et inuenta est. Iudeas Crist ahengon,...

Christ A B C

U eart se weallstan pe a wyrhtan iu wiwurpon to weorce. Wel pe gerise p t pu heafod sie healle m rre, ond gesomnige side weallas f ste gefoge, flint unbr cne, p t geond eorb g eall eagna gesihpe wundrien to worlde wuldres ealdor. Gesweotula nu purh searocr ft pin sylfes weorc, sof st, sigorbeorht, ond sona forl t weall wi wealle. Nu is pam weorce pearf p t se cr ftga cume ond se cyning sylfa, ond ponne gebete, nu gebrosnad is, hus under hrofe. He p t hra gescop, leomo l mena nu sceal liffrea...

Elene

Pa w s agangen geara hwyrftum tu hund ond preo geteled rimes, swylce XXX eac, pinggemearces, wintra for worulde, p s pe wealdend god in middangeard purh mennisc heo, sofestra leoht. pa w s syxte gear ah fen, hildfruma, to hereteman. W s se leodhwata lindgeborga eorlum arfest. elinges weox rice under roderum. He w s riht cyning, guweard gumena. Hine god trymede m rum ond mihtum, p t he manegum wear geond middangeard mannum to hroer, werpeodum to wrace, syan w pen ahof wi hetendum. Him w s hild...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 111

Eadig by se wer se pe him ege drihtnes on ferhcleofan feste gest nde, and his bebod healde bealde mid willan. He on eoran by eadig and spedig, and his cneorisse by cyn gebletsad. Him wuldur and wela wuna t huse, by his sopfestnys swylce m re, penden pysse worulde wunap nig d l. Leoht w s on leodum leofum acyed, pam pe on ystrum prage lifdan and hiora heortan heoldan mid rihte milde is on mode mihtig dryhten, and he ys sof st symble t pearfe. Gl d man gleawhydig, god and mildheort, sete sone dom...

The Leiden Riddle

Mec se ueta uong, uundrum freorig, ob his innaae aerest c nd . Ni uaat ic mec biuorth uullan fliusum, herum erh hehcraeft, hygionc Uundnae me ni bia uefl , ni ic uarp haf , ni erih reatun giraec ret me hlimmith, ne me hrutendu hrisil scelfath, ni mec ouana aam sceal cnyssa. Uyrmas mec ni auefun uyrdi craeftum, a i geolu godueb geatum fraetuath. Uil mec huethrae suae eh uid ofaer eoru hatan mith helium hyhtlic giu de ni anoegun ic me aerigfaerae egsan brogum, eh i n n si niudlicae ob cocrum.

Metrical Charm 8 For a Swarm of Bees

Wi ymbe nim eorpan, oferweorp mid pinre swipran handa under pinum swipran fet, and cwet Fo ic under fot, funde ic hit. Hw t, eore m g wi ealra wihta gehwilce And wion forweorp ofer greot, ponne hi swirman, and cwe Beo ge swa gemindige mines godes, swa bi manna gehwilc metes and epeles.

Aldhelm

Beorn boca gleaw, bonus auctor, Ealdelm, pele sceop, etiam fuit ipselos on ele Angolsexna, byscop on Bretene. Biblos ic nu sceal, ponus et pondus pleno cum sensu, geonges geanoe geomres iamiamque, secgan so, nalles leas, p t him symle w s euthenia oftor on fylste, ne on ele ec on e se is yfel on ges d. Etiam nusquam ne sceal ladigan labor quem tenet encratea, ac he ealneg sceal boethia biddan georne purh his modes gemind micro in cosmo, p t him drihten gyfe dinams on eoran, fortis factor, p t...

Metrical Epilogue to the Pastoral Care

Is is nu se w terscipe e us wereda god to frofre gehet foldbuendum. He cw t he wolde t on worulde for of m innoum a libbendu w tru fleowen, e wel on hine gelifden under lyfte. Is hit lytel tweo t s w terscipes welsprynge is on hefonrice, t is halig g st. onan hine hlodan halge and gecorene, sian hine gierdon a e gode herdon urh halga bec hider on eoran geond manna mod missenlice. Sume hine weria on gewitlocan, wisdomes stream, welerum geh fta, t he on unnyt ut ne toflowe. Ac se w l wuna on...

Metrical Charm 12 Against a

Wenne, wenne, wenchichenne, her ne scealt pu timbrien, ne nenne tun habben, ac pu scealt north eonene to pan nihgan berhge, per pu hauest, ermig, enne broper. He pe sceal legge leaf et heafde. Under fot wolues, under ueper earnes, under earnes clea, a pu geweornie. Clinge pu alswa col on heorpe, scring pu alswa scerne awage, and weorne alswa weter on anbre. Swa litel pu gewurpe alswa linsetcorn, and miccli lesse alswa anes handwurmes hupeban, and alswa litel pu gewurpe pet pu nawiht gewurpe.

Metrical Charm 5 For Loss of Cattle

Ponne pe mon rest secge p t pin ceap sy losod, ponne cwe pu rest, r pu elles hw t cwepe B leem hatte seo buruh pe Crist on ac nned w s, seo is gem rsod geond ealne middangeard swa pyos d d for monnum m re gewurpe purh pa haligan Cristes rode Amen. Gebide pe ponne priwa east and cwep ponne priwa Crux Christi ab oriente reduca. Gebide pe ponne priwa west and cwe ponne priwa Crux Christi ab occidente reducat. Gebide pe ponne priwa su and cwep priwa Crux Christi ab austro reducat. Gebide ponne...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 110

And on gemetingum mycel drihtnes weorc. Swylce ic his willan wylle georne swype secean, samed andettan, hu his m genprymnes mycellic stande and his sof stnyss wuna symble ece. He gemynd dyde m rra wundra mildheort he is and modig mihtig drihten syle eallum mete pam pe his ege habba. And he on worulde wear gemyndig his gewitnesse, pe he wel swylce myhtum miclum and m rweorcum f grum gefylde and to his folce cw , p t he him wolde yrfe ellpeodigra on agene ht eall gesyllan. Ys his handgeweorc hyge...

Psalm

W s he under hiofenum hearpera m rost ara we an folcum gefrigen h bben. Sangere he w s sof stest, swie geancol to ingienne piodum sinum wi pane mildostan manna sceppend. W s se dryhtnes iowa Dauid t wige so sigecempa, searocyne man, casere creaftig, ponne cumbulgebrec on gewinndagum weoran scoldan. Hweere him geiode, swa ful oft gede p tte godferhte gylt gefr mma Gelamp p t him mon ansende saula neriend, p t se fruma w re his feores sceldig, for am pe he Uriam het aldre beneman, fromne ferdrinc...

Judith

Heo ar a gearwe funde mundbyrd t am m ran peodne, pa heo ahte m ste pearfe, hyldo p s hehstan deman, p t he hie wi p s hehstan brogan gefriode, fryma waldend. Hyre s f der on roderum torhtmod tie gefremede, pe heo ahte trumne geleafan a to am lmihtigan. Gefr gen ic a Holofernus winhatan wyrcean georne ond eallum wundrum prymlic girwan up sw sendo. To am het se gumena baldor ealle a yldestan egnas hie t ofstum miclum r fndon, rondwiggende, comon to am rican peodne...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 114

Ic lufie pe, leofa drihten, forpan pu mines gebedes bene gehyrdest. And pu pin eare to me eadmodlice hold ahyldest and gehyrdest me, pa ic pe on dagum minum dyrne cigde. par me ymbsealde swylde deaes, and me frecne tfeah fyrhtu helle. Me costung and sar cnyssedan geneahhe, ponne ic naman drihtnes nyde cigde. Eala pu leofa god, alys mine nu sawle on gesyntum ic to sopan wat, p t pu w re mildheort, mihtig dryhten, and ure god ghw s sofest mihta us pine milde weoran. Drihten gehealde dome pa...

Deor

Welund him be wurman wr ces cunnade, anhydig eorl earfopa dreag, h fde him to gesippe sorge ond longap, wintercealde wr ce wean oft onfond, sippan hine Nihad on nede legde, swoncre seonobende on syllan monn. p s ofereode, pisses swa m g Beadohilde ne w s hyre bropra deap on sefan swa sar swa hyre sylfre ping, p t heo gearolice ongieten h fde p t heo eacen w s fre ne meahte priste gepencan, hu ymb p t sceolde. p s ofereode, pisses swa m g We p t M hilde monge gefrugnon wurdon grundlease Geates...

Daniel

Gefr gn ic Hebreos eadge lifgean in Hierusalem, goldhord d lan, cyningdom habban, swa him gecynde w s, sian purh metodes m gen on Moyses hand wear wig gifen, wigena m nieo, and hie of Egyptum ut aforon, m gene micle. p t w s modig cyn penden hie py rice r dan moston, burgum wealdan, w s him beorht wela. penden p t folc mid him hiera f der w re healdan woldon, w s him hyrde god, heofonrices weard, halig drihten, wuldres waldend. Se am werude geaf mod and mihte, metod alwihta, p t hie oft fela...

The Partridge

Hyrde ic secgan gen bi sumum fugle wundorlicne f ger, In swa hwylce tiid swa ge mid treowe to me on hyge hweorfa, ond ge hellfirena sweartra geswica, swa ic symle to eow mid siblufan sona gecyrre purh milde mod. Ge beo me sippan torhte tireadge talade ond rimde, beorhte gebropor on bearna st l. Uton we py geornor gode oliccan, firene feogan, fripes earnian, dugue to dryhtne, penden us d g scine, p t swa pelne eardwica cyst in wuldres wlite wunian motan. Finit.

Metrical Charm 11 A Journey Charm

Ic me on pisse gyrde beluce and on godes helde bebeode wi pane sara stice, wi pane sara slege, wi pane grymma gryre, wi ane micela egsa pe bi eghwam la, and wi eal p t la pe in to land fare. Sygegealdor ic begale, sigegyrd ic me wege, wordsige and worcsige. Se me dege ne me mere ne gemyrre, ne me maga ne geswence, ne me n fre minum feore forht ne gewurpe, ac geh le me lmihtig and sunu and frofre gast, ealles wuldres wyrig dryhten, swa swa ic gehyrde heofna scyppende. Abrame and Isace and Dauit...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 101

U min gebed, m re drihten, gehyr, heofenes weard, and gehlyde min to e becume, peoda reccend. Na pu andwlitan fre pinne awend fram me, wuldres ealdor gif ic geswenced sy, pu sw s to me pin eare onhyld and me ofestlice gehyr, heofenes weard, helpys benan. Foron dagas mine gedroren syndan smece gelice, and forspyrcende synd mine mearhcofan, p s pe me pince, swylce hi on cocerpannan cocas gehyrstan. Ic eom hege gelic, pam pe hrae weorna, onne hit by amawyn mannes folmum is min heorte eac hearde...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 105

Ic andette ecum drihtne, georne am gleawan, foran ic hine godne wat forpon he his mildheortnysse mannum cyde, on ysse worulde wis gestande. Hwylc m g fre mihta drihtnes asprecan and aspyrian, oe spedlice eall his lofm gen leode gehyran and his gehyrnesse her oncnawan Eadige beo ghw r, pa e a wylla soe domas sylfe efnan, on ealle tid ghw s healdan heora sof stnysse symble mid d dum. Gemune us, drihten, on modsefan for hycgende folces pines, ceose mid gecorenum, penden we cwice lifgen, p t we mid...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 102

Bletsa, mine sawle, blie drihten, and eall min inneran his p ne ecean naman. Bletsige, mine sawle, bealde dryhten, ne wylt pu ofergeottul fre weoran ealra goda, pe he pe r dyde. He pinum mand dum miltsade eallum and pine adle ealle geh lde. He alysde pin lif leof of forwyrde, fylde pinne willan f gere mid gode. He pe gesigef ste sore miltse and e mildheorte mode getrymede eart pu edneowe earne gelicast on geogoe nu gleawe geworden. Hafast pu milde mod, mihta Strange, drihten, domas eallum pe...

Precepts

Us frod feder freobearn l rde, modsnottor mon, maga cystum eald, wordum wisfestum, p t he wel punge Do a p tte duge, deag pin gewyrhtu god pe bip symle goda gehwylces frea ond fultum, feond pam oprum wyrsan gewyrhta. Wene pec py betran, efn elne pis a penden pu lifge. F der ond modor freo pu mid heortan, maga gehwylcne, gif him sy meotud on lufan. Wes pu pinum yldrum arfest symle, fegerwyrde, ond pe in fere l t pine lareowas leofe in mode, pa pec geornast to gode trymmen. Ne freme firene, ne n...

The Paris Psalter Psalm SS

Miltsa me drihten, foron me man trede, and me ealne d g mid unrihte fynd onfeohta purh facensearu. And me f cne treda feondas mine, do p t ealne d g fram rmergene. Foron monige synd e to me feohta wene ic me wrae to e, wuldres drihten. Ic wealdend god wordum herige, and on god swylce georne gelyfe, p t minre spr ce sped folgie ghw s ealne d g eac ic swylce on god drihten gearewe gewene nis me ege mannes for ahw er. Hw t, me ealne d g mine agen word sylfne socon, swype oncuon, and wier me w ran...

Juliana

Hw t We t hyrdon h le eahtian, deman d dhwate, b tte in dagum gelamp Maximianes, se geond middangeard, arleas cyning, eahtnysse ahof, cwealde cristne men, geat on gr swong h ben hildfruma, ryhtfremmendra. wid ond weorlic lytesna ofer ealne yrmenne grund. Foron fter burgum, swa he biboden h fde, begnas bryfulle. Oft hi br ce r rdon, d dum gedwolene, ba be dryhtnes feodon burh firencr ft. Feondscype r rdon, hofon h bengield, halge cwelmdon, breotun boccr ftge, b rndon gecorene, circan fylde,...

Widsith

Widsi maolade, wordhord onleac, se pe monna m st m gpa ofer eorpan, folca geondferde oft he on flette gepah mynelicne mappum. Him from Myrgingum pele onwocon. He mid Ealhhilde, f lre freopuwebban, forman sipe Hrecyninges ham gesohte wrapes w rlogan. Ongon pa worn sprecan Fela ic monna gefr gn m gpum wealdan Sceal peodna gehwylc peawum lifgan, eorl fter oprum ele r dan, se pe his peodenstol gepeon wile. para w s Hwala hwile selast, ond Alexandreas ealra ricost monna cynnes, ond he m st gepah...

The Seasons for Fasting

W s on ealddagum Israheala folc purh Moysen, m rne lareow, anlyht and gelared, swa hine lifes frea, heofna heahcyning, her on life purh his sylfes word sette for leodum, rincum to r de, and him runa gescead sylfum as de, hu he pone sopan weg leofum leodscipe l ran sceolde. pa se leoda fruma larum fyligde heofena heahcyninges, and pa h lep samod, swa hie on leodscipe l rede w ron gyf hie wancule weorc ongunnon, heom p s of heofonum hearm to leane asende sigora god, and hie sona to him frypa...

Andreas

Hw t We gefrunan on fyrndagum twelfe under tunglum tireadige h le, peodnes pegnas. No hira prym al g campr denne ponne cumbol hneotan, syan hie ged ldon, swa him dryhten sylf, heofona heahcyning, hlyt get hte. p t w ron m re men ofer eoran, frome folctogan ond fyrdhwate, rofe rincas, ponne rond ond hand on herefelda helm ealgodon, on meotudwange. W s hira Matheus sum, se mid Iudeum ongan godspell rest wordum writan wundorcr fte. pam halig god hlyt geteode Eal w s p t mearcland morre bewunden,...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 108

Nelle ic lofes pines, lifigende god, geswigian, peah pe me synfulra inwitfulra muas on ganian. Hio pa innwit feala ywdan on tungan, and me wrara wearn worda spracon, fecne firenlicu, and afuhtan me ealle earwunga ngemete swye. Hi me wi lufan lapum d dum torne telnysse teodan m nige Gesete him synnfulle symble to ealdrum, stande him on pa swyperan hand swylce deoful. Gange of dome gehwam deope gehyned, and him his gebed hweorfe to fyrenum. Gewure him weste eall his onwunung and on hys...

Metrical Charm 3 Against a Dwarf

Wi dweorh man sceal niman VII lytle ofl tan, swylce man mid ofra, and writan pas naman on lcre ofl tan Maximianus, Malchus, Iohannes, Martimianus, Dioni-sius, Constantinus, Serafion. p nne eft p t galdor, p t her fter cwe, man sceal singan, rest on p t wynstre eare, p nne on p t swire eare, p nne bufan p s mannes moldan. And ga p nne an m denman to and ho hit on his sweoran, and do man swa pry dagas him bi sona sel. Her com in gangan, in spiderwiht, h fde him his haman on handa, cw p t pu his h...

The Paris Psalter Psalm BB

Mildheortnesse pine, mihtig drihten, ic on ecnesse awa singe fram cynne on cynn and on cneorisse ic pine sof stnesse secge geneahhe Forpon pa u cw de cue worde, p t on ecnesse awa w re pin milde mod micel getimbrad heah on heofenum h lea bearnum and pin sofestnes symble gearwad. Ic minum gecorenum cue gesette, hu min gewitnes wolde gangan ic Dauide dyrum esne on asware r benemde, p t ic his cynne and cneowmagum on ecnesse a geworhte ful sefte seld, p t hi s ton on. Heofenas andetta, halig...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 106

Ic andette ecne drihten, p ne goodan god, foran ic hine gleawne wat is his mildheortnes mycel to worulde. Secge p t nu a, p t hi sylfa god and fram s noran swycedan geond westen H fde hi hungor and purst heard gewyrded, And hi pa on p re costunge cleopedan to dryhtne, and he hi of pam earfeum eallum alysde. Hi pa gel dde lifes ealdor, p r hi on rihtne weg ricene eodan, op t hi culice on becwoman to hiora cestre eardungstowe. Foron hi mildheortnesse mihtigan drihtnes ealle andetta, and eac s...

Maxims I

Frige mec frodum wordum Ne l t pinne fer onh lne, degol p t pu deopost cunne Nelle ic pe min dyrne gesecgan, gif pu me pinne hygecr ft hylest ond pine heortan gepohtas. Gleawe men sceolon gieddum wrixlan. God sceal mon rest hergan f gre, f der userne, forpon pe he us t frympe geteode lif ond l nne willan he usic wile para leana gemonian. Meotud sceal in wuldre, mon sceal on eorpan geong ealdian. God us ece bip, ne wenda hine wyrda ne hine wiht drecep, ne gomela he in g ste, ac he is gen swa he...

Metrical Charm 7 For the Water Elf Disease

Gif mon bip on w ter lfadle, ponne beop him pa hand-n glas wonne and pa eagan tearige and wile locian niper. Do him pis to l cedome eoforprote, cassuc, fone niopo-weard, eowberge, elehtre, eolone, merscmealwan crop, fenminte, dile, lilie, attorlape, polleie, marubie, docce, ellen, felterre, wermod, streawbergean leaf, consolde ofgeot mid ealap, do h ligw ter to, sing pis gealdor ofer priwa Ic benne awrat betest beadowr da, swa benne ne burnon, ne burston, ne dolh diopian ac him self healde...

Metrical Charm 9 For Loss of Cattle

Ne forstolen ne forholen nanuht, p s e ic age, pe ma e mihte Herod urne drihten. Ic gepohte sancte Eadelenan and ic gepohte Crist on rode ahangen swa ic pence pis feoh to findanne, n s to ofeorrganne, and to witanne, n s to owyrceanne, and to lufianne, n s to ol danne. and hafa p t feoh and heald p t feoh p t he n fre n bbe landes, p t he hit ol de, Gif hyt hwa gedo, ne gedige hit him n fre Binnan prym nihtum cunne ic his mihta, his m gen and his mihta and his mundcr ftas. Eall he weornige, swa...

The Panther

Unrimu cynn, pe we pelu ne magon p s wide sind geond world innan fugla ond deora foldhrerendra wornas widsceope, swa w ter bibuge pisne beorhtan bosm, brim grymetende, sealtypa geswing. We bi sumum hyrdon wr tlice gecynd wildra secgan firum fream rne feorlondum on eard weardian, eles neotan fter dunscrafum. Is p t deor pandher bi noman haten, p s pe nippa bearn, wisf ste weras on gewritum cy a bi pam anstapan. Se is ghwam freond, dugua estig, butan dracan anum, pam he in ealle tid ondwra leofap...

Summons to Prayer

P t he pe h l gife, swa him gemet pince. dihle wisan, pe on niht becuma, swie fremman p nne gemiltsa pe, N., mundum qui regit, eoda prymcyningc thronum sedentem a butan ende saule inre Geunne pe on life auctor pacis sibbe ges la, salus mundi, metod se m ra magna uirtute, and se sofesta summi filius fo on fultum, factor cosmi, se of pelre w s uirginis partu cl ne acenned Christus in orbem, metod purh Marian, mundi redemptor, and purh p ne halgan gast. Uoca frequenter bide helpes hine, clemens...

The Riming Poem

Me lifes onlah se pis leoht onwrah, ond p t torhte geteoh, tillice onwrah. Gl d w s ic gliwum, glenged hiwum, blissa bleoum, blostma hiwum. Secgas mec segon, symbel ne alegon, feohgiefe gefegon fratwed w gon wicg ofer wongum wennan gongum, lisse mid longum leoma gehongum. pa w s w stmum aweaht, world onspreht, under roderum areaht, r dm gne oferpeaht. Scrifen scrad glad purh gescad in brad, w s on lagustreame lad, p r me leopu ne biglad. H fde ic heanne had, ne w s me in healle gad, p t p r rof...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 121

Ic on yssum eom eallum blie, p t me culice to acweden syndon, and on godes hus gange syan. W ron feststealle fotas mine on pinum cafertunum, p r ure cy w s, on Hierusalem geara rest. Hierusalem, geara u w re swa swa cymlic ceaster getimbred, p r syndon d las on sylfre hire. p r cneorisse cende w ron cynn fter cynne cuan pa drihten and on p re gewitnesse w ran Israelas, pe his naman neode sceoldon him andetnes ghw r habban. Oft hi p r on seldon s ton t domum pu eart onne dema, Dauides hus, p t...

The Fates of the Apostles

Hw t Ic pysne sang sigeomor fand on seocum sefan, samnode wide hu pa elingas ellen cydon, torhte ond tireadige. Twelfe w ron, d dum domf ste, dryhtne gecorene, leofe on life. Lof wide sprang, miht ond m ro, ofer middangeard, peodnes pegna, prym unlytel. Halgan heape hlyt wisode p r hie dryhtnes deman sceoldon, reccan fore rincum. Sume on Romebyrig, frame, fyrdhwate, feorh ofgefon purg Nerones nearwe searwe, Petrus ond Paulus. Is se apostolhad Ne preodode he fore prymme eodcyninges, langsumre...

The Complete Corpus of Anglo Saxon Poetry

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The Paris Psalter Psalm 117

Ic andette ecum dryhtne pam godan gode ic hine gleawne wat ys his mildheortnys mycel to worulde. p t Israela cw an ealle nu a, pe he is se goda god, and gearu stande his mildheortnys m re to worulde. Cwee Aarones hus eac p t sylfe he ys se goda god, and gearu stande his mildheortnys m re to worulde. Cwean ealle p t unforcue, pe him on stande egsa dryhtnes foron he ys se goda god, and gearu stande his mildheortnys m re on worulde. Ic on costunge cigde to dryhtne, and he me gehyrde Nu me fultum...

The Fortunes of

Ful oft gegonge, mid godes meahtum, p tte wer ond wif in woruld cenna bearn mid gebyrdum ond mid bleom gyrwa, tennap ond tetap, opp t seo tid cyme, geg gearrimum, p t pa geongan leomu, liff stan leopu, geloden weorpa. Ferga swa ond fepa f der ond modor, giefa ond gierwap. God ana wat hw t him weaxendum winter bringa wealic weorpe. Sceal hine wulf etan, modor bimurne. Ne bi swylc monnes geweald Sumne sceal hungor ahipan, sumne sceal hreoh fordrifan, sumne sceal gar agetan, sumne gu abreotan. Sum...

Wulf and Eadwacer

Leodum is minum swylce him mon lac gife willa hy hine apecgan, gif he on preat cyme. Ungelic is us. F st is p t eglond, fenne biworpen. Sindon w lreowe weras p r on ige willa hy hine apecgan, gif he on preat cyme. Ungelice is us. Wulfes ic mines widlastum wenum dogode ponne hit w s renig weder ond ic reotugu s t, ponne mec se beaducafa bogum bilegde, w s me wyn to pon, w s me hw pre eac la. Wulf, min Wulf, wena me pine seoce gedydon, pine seldcymas, Gehyrest pu, Eadwacer Uncerne earne hwelp p t...

Soul and Body II

Huru, s behofap h lepa ghwylc p t he his sawle si sylfa bewitige, hu p t bi deoplic ponne se dea cyme, asundra pa sibbe, pa pe r somud w ron, swa wite swa wuldor, swa him in worulde r symle ymb seofon niht sawle findan pone lichoman pe heo r longe w g, preo hund wintra, butan r wyrce ece dryhten, lmihtig god, ende worlde. Cleopa ponne swa cearful caldan reorde, Hw t, drug pu dreorga, to hwon dreahtest pu me, sippan heo of lichoman l ded w re Hw t, wite pu me, werga Hw t, pu huru wyrma gifl...

Soul and Body I

Huru, s behofa h lea ghwylc p t he his sawle si sylfa gepence, hu p t bi deoplic ponne se dea cyme, asyndre pa sybbe pe r samod w ron, swa wite swa wuldor, swa him on worulde r symble ymbe seofon niht sawle findan pone lichoman pe hie r lange w g, preo hund wintra, butan r peodcyning, lmihtig god, ende worulde wyrcan wille, weoruda dryhten. Cleopa ponne swa cearful cealdan reorde, sprece grimlice se gast to pam duste Hw t, druh u dreorega, to hwan drehtest u me, eoran fulnes eal forwisnad,...

Metrical Charm 2 The Nine Herbs Charm

Gemyne u, mucgwyrt, hw t pu ameldodest, hw t pu renadest t Regenmelde. Una pu hattest, yldost wyrta. pu miht wip pam lapan e geond lond fer. ofer e cratu curran, ofer e cwene reodan, ofer e bryde bryodedon, ofer pe fearras fn rdon. Eallum pu pon wistode and wistunedest swa u wistonde attre and onflyge and p m laan pe geond lond fere. Stune h tte peos wyrt, heo on stane geweox stond heo wi attre, stuna heo w rce. Stie heo hatte, wistuna heo attre, wrece heo wraan, weorpe ut attor. pis is seo...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 140

Ic pe, drihten, to dyrum clypige gehyr me hr dlice holdre stefne, ponne ic bene to pe bidde ceare full. Sy on pinre gesihpe mines sylfes gebed ful recene gereht, swa ricels by, ponne hit gifre gleda b rna. Swylce is ahafenes handa minra, ponne ic pe fenlac estum secge. Sete sw se geheald swylce, drihten, Ne hyld pu mine heortan, ic hearme word Ne ic fre mid mannum manfremmendum ne on heora gecorenesse becume fre. Forpon min gebed nu gyt becnum stande, p t him on wisum is wel lycendlice syndon...

Metrical Charm 6 For Delayed Birth

Se wifman, se hire cild afedan ne m g, gange to gewitenes mannes birgenne and steppe ponne priwa ofer pa byrgenne and cwepe ponne priwa pas word pis me to bote p re lapan tetbyrde, pis me to bote p re sw ran sw rbyrde, And ponne p t wif seo mid bearne and heo to hyre hlaforde mid cwican cilde, nates mid cwellendum, And ponne seo modor gefele p t p t bearn si cwic, ga ponne to cyrican, and ponne heo toforan pan weofode cume, Criste, ic s de, pis gecyped Se wifmon, se hyre bearn afedan ne m ge,...

The Gifts of

Fela bi on foldan forgesynra geongra geofona, pa pa g stberend wega in gewitte, swa her weoruda god, meotud meahtum swi, monnum d le, syle sundorgiefe, sende wide agne spede, para ghwylc mot dryhtwuniendra d l onfon. Ne bi nig p s earfos lig mon on moldan, ne p s medspedig, lytelhydig, ne p s l thydig, p t hine se argifa ealles biscyrge modes cr fta oppe m gend da, wis on gewitte oppe on wordcwidum, py l s ormod sy ealra pinga, para pe he geworhte in woruldlife, geofona gehwylcre. N fre god...

The Battle of Brunanburh

Her pelstan cyning, eorla dryhten, beorna beahgifa, and his bropor eac, Eadmund peling, ealdorlangne tir geslogon t s cce sweorda ecgum ymbe Brunanburh. heowan heapolinde afaran Eadweardes, from cneom gum, wip lapra gehw ne hord and hamas Sceotta leoda f ge feollan, secga swate, on morgentid, glad ofer grundas, godes condel beorht, eces drihtnes, o sio pele gesceaft sah to setle. p r l g secg m nig garum ageted, guma norperna ofer scild scoten, swilce Scittisc eac, werig, wiges s d. Wesseaxe...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 138

Pu min costadest cynnum, drihten, and me ongeate gleawe mode pu min setl swylce oncneowe, and minne rist fter gecydest. And mine geohtas eac priste oncneowe, feorran ongeate fore mine, and mine gangas gearwe atreddest and ealle mine wegas wel foresawe, forpan me inwit n s ahw r on tungan. Efne pu, drihten, eall oncneowe pa restan, eac pa nehstan pu me gehiwadest handa pinre, me ofer heafod holde gesettest. Wundorlic is geworden pin wisdom eall, se is beutan me eac gestrangod ne m g ic him on...

Fragments of Psalms Psalm 102

Benedic, anima mea, domino, et omnia interiora mea nomen sanctum eius. and eall min inneran his pone ecan naman. Benedic, anima mea, domino, et noli obliuisci omnes retributiones eius. Bletsige, mine sawle, bealde drihten, ne wilt u ofergeotul fre weoran Qui propitiatur omnibus iniquitatibus tuis, qui sanat omnes languores tuos. He pinum mand dum miltsade eallum and ine adle ealle geh lde. Qui redemit de interitu uitam tuam, qui sanat in bonis desiderium tuum. Se alysde pin lif leof of...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 129

Ic of grundum to pe geomur cleopode drihten, drihten, do pu nu a, p t pu mines gebedes bene gehyre. Wesan pine earan eac gehyrende Gif pu ure unriht wilt eall behealdan, drihten, drihten, hwa gede fre, p t he p t geefne eall mid rihte Ys seo mildheortnes mid pe, mihta wealdend, and ic for inre , ece drihten, pas oper eall eae ar fnige. Hw t, p t sawl min symble ar fnede, p t ic on pinum wordum me wel getreowde foron min sawl on pe symble getreowe. Fram p re m ran mergentide op t fen cume ylda...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 118

Eadige beo on wege, pa pe unwemme on hiora dryhtnes deore ganga. Eadige beo swylce, pa pe a wylla his gewitnesse wise smeagan, and hine mid ealle innancundum heortan hordcofan helpe bidda. Ne magon manwyrhtan m gene feran on his m rne weg, mihtigan drihtnes. pu pine bebodu bealde hete Ne beo ic ponne on ealdre fre gescynded, gif ic on ealle pine bebodu elne locie. on pan pe ic geleornode and gel stan m g, And ic pine sofestnysse swylce mote on hyge healdan, p t pu huru me on yssum ealdre nne ne...

The Paris Psalter Psalm ICS

Bletsa, mine sawle, blipe drihten pu eart, min drihten god, d dum swype, meahtum m re ofer manna bearn. pu pe weorlice wliteandette gode gegyredest eart nu gleawlice swa limw dum leohte gegyrwed. Heofen pu aenedest hyde gelice, pone weardia ufan w tra rye. He wolcen eac worhte and sette, p t he mihte eae upp astigan, se fotum trede firu winda. He his englas de ele gastas and his frome egnas fyr byrnende. eoran eardas ne seo fre nu on worulda world weore ahylded. He nywolnessa neoan swa swa...

Metrical Preface to the Pastoral

Pis rendgewrit Agustinus ofer sealtne s suan brohte iegbuendum, swa hit r fore adihtode dryhtnes cempa, Rome papa. Ryhtspell monig Gregorius gleawmod gindwod urh sefan snyttro, searoonca hord. For m he monncynnes m st gestriende rodra wearde, Romwara betest, monna modwelegost, m rum gefr gost. Sian min on englisc lfred kyning awende worda gehwelc, and me his writerum sende su and nor, heht him swelcra ma brengan bi re bisene, t he his biscepum sendan meahte, for m hi his sume orfton, a e l...

About Poet Pam Hyras

Ond mid hyra fiprum frean lmihtges onsyne weardia, ecan dryhtnes, ond ymb peodenstol pringa georne hwylc hyra nehst m ge ussum nergende flihte lacan frigeardum in. Lofia leoflicne ond in leohte him pa word cwepa, ond wuldria pelne ordfruman ealra gesceafta Halig eart pu, halig, heahengla brego, so sigores frea, simle pu bist halig, dryhtna dryhten A pin dom wuna eorlic mid ldum in lce tid wide geweorpad. pu eart weoroda god, forpon pu gefyldest foldan ond rodoras, wigendra hleo, wuldres pines,...

Dream of the Rood

Hw t Ic swefna cyst secgan wylle, hw t me gem tte to midre nihte, sypan reordberend reste wunedon puhte me p t ic gesawe syllicre treow beama beorhtost. Eall p t beacen w s f gere t foldan sceatum, swylce p r fife w ron uppe on pam eaxlegespanne. Beheoldon p r engel dryhtnes ealle, f gere purh forgesceaft. Ne w s r huru fracodes gealga, ac hine p r beheoldon halige gastas, men ofer moldan, ond eall peos m re gesceaft. Syllic w s se sigebeam, ond ic synnum fah, forwunded mid wommum. Geseah ic...

The Seafarer

M g ic be me sylfum sogied wrecan, sipas secgan, hu ic geswincdagum earfohwile oft prowade, bitre breostceare gebiden h bbe, atol ypa gewealc, p r mec oft bigeat ponne he be clifum cnossa. Calde geprungen caldum clommum, p r pa ceare seofedun hat ymb heortan hungor innan slat merewerges mod. p t se mon ne wat pe him on foldan f grost limpe, winter wunade wr ccan lastum, winem gum bidroren, bihongen hrimgicelum h gl scurum fleag. p r ic ne gehyrde butan hlimman s , iscaldne w g. Hwilum ylfete...

Homiletic Fragment I

Sorh cyme manig ond mislic in manna dream. Eorl oerne mid fpancum ond mid teonwordum tele behindan, sprece fegere beforan, ond p t facen swa peah hafa in his heortan, hord unctene. By ponne p s wommes gewita weoruda dryhten. Foran se witiga cw Ne syle u me tsomne mid pam synfullum in wita forwyrd, weoruda dryhten, ne me on life forleos mid pam ligewyrhtum, pam pe ful smee spr ce habba, ond in gastcofan grimme gepohtas, gehata holdlice, swa hyra hyht ne g , w re mid welerum. Wea bi in mode,...

The Phoenix

H bbe ic gefrugnen p tte is feor heonan eastd lum on pelast londa, firum gefr ge. Nis se foldan sceat ofer middangeard mongum gefere folcagendra, ac he afyrred is purh meotudes meaht manfremmendum. Wlitig is se wong eall, wynnum geblissad mid pam f grestum foldan stencum. nlic is p t iglond, pele se wyrhta, modig, meahtum spedig, se pa moldan gesette. r bi oft open eadgum togeanes onhliden hleopra wyn, heofonrices duru. p t is wynsum wong, wealdas grene, rume under roderum. Ne m g p r ren ne...

The Creed

Credo in deum patrem omnipotentem. lmihtig feder up on rodore, pe a sciran gesceaft sceope and worhtest and eoran wang ealne gesettest, ic pe ecne god nne gecenne, lustum gelyfe. pu eart lifes frea, engla ordfruma, eoran wealdend, and u garsecges grundas geworhtest, and u a menegu canst m rra tungla. Et in Iesum Christum filium eius unicum, dominum nostrum. Ic on sunu pinne sone gelyfe, h lendne cyning, hider asendne of am uplican engla rice, pone Gabriel, godes rendraca, sanctan Marian sylfre...

The Kentish Hymn

Wuton wuldrian weorada dryhten halgan hlioorcwidum, hiofenrices weard, lufian liofwendum, lifes agend, and him simle sio sigefest wuldor uppe mid nglum, and on eoran sibb g mena gehwilcum goodes willan. We e heria halgum stefnum and pe bl tsia, bilewit feder, and e pancia, pioda walden, ines weorlican wuldordreames and inra mielan m gena gerena, e u, god dryhten, gastes m htum hafest on gewealdum hiofen and eoran, an ece feder, lmehtig god. u eart cyninga cyningc cwicera gehwilces, u eart...

Vainglory

Hw t, me frod wita on fyrndagum s gde, snottor ar, sundorwundra fela. Wordhord onwreah witgan larum beorn boca gleaw, bodan rcwide, p t ic solice sippan meahte ongitan bi pam gealdre godes agen bearn, wilgest on wicum, ond pone wacran swa some, scyldum bescyredne, on gescead witan. p t m g ghwylc mon eape gepencan, se pe hine ne l te on pas l nan tid amyrran his gemyndum modes g lsan ond on his d grime druncen to rice, ponne monige beo m pelhegendra, wlonce wigsmipas winburgum in, sittap t...

The Paris Psalter Psalm 134

Heria naman drihtenes, neode swylce herigen hine his scealcas swie ealle. Ge pe on godes huse gleawe standa and on cafertunum Cristes huses p s godan godes gearwe syndan, Lofia ge drihten, forpon he lungre is f str d and fremsum fira ghwam weoria his naman, forpon he wyre is. Foron him godne geceas Iacob drihten Ic p t gearwe ongeat, p t is god and mycel on heofonrice and her on eoran, on sidum s swylce on eallum, p r he dyrne wat deorce grundas. And he fram pysse eoran ende l de wolcen wr...

The Lords Prayer II

Pater noster. pu eart ure f der, ealles wealdend, cyninc on wuldre. Foram we clypia to pe, are bidda, nu pu ypost miht purh pine pelan hand in to pam fl sce sawle of synnum purh pine soan miht Qui es in celis. u eart on heofonum hiht and frofor, blissa beorhtost ealle abuga to pe, pinra gasta prym, anre st fne clypia to Criste, cwepa ealle pus Halig eart pu, halig, heofonengla cyningc, drihten ure, and pine domas synd rihte and rume, r ca efne gehwam, ghwilcum men agen gewyrhta. Wel bi am pe...

Maxims II

Ceastra beo feorran gesyne, oranc enta geweorc, pa pe on pysse eoran syndon, wratlic weallstana geweorc. Wind by on lyfte swiftust, punar by pragum hludast. prymmas syndan Cristes myccle, wyrd by swiost. Winter by cealdost, lencten hrimigost he by lengest ceald , sumor sunwlitegost swegel by hatost , h rfest hreeadegost, h leum bringe geres w stmas, pa pe him god sende. So bi switolost, sinc by deorost, gold gumena gehwam, and gomol snoterost, fyrngearum frod, se pe r...

An Exhortation to Christian Living

Gif pu wille p t blowende rice gestigan, p nne beo pu eadmod and lmesgeorn, wis on wordum, and w ccan lufa on hyge halgum on pas hwilwendan tid, Foran p t halige gebed and seo hluttre lufu and se miccla hopa to pinum h lende, p t he pine synna adw scan wylle, and eac opera fela godra weorca glenga and bringa pa sof stan sauwle to reste on pa uplican eadignesse. Wyrc p t pu wyrce, word oe d da, hafa metodes ege on gemang symle p t is witodlice wisdomes ord, p...

Durham

Is eos burch breome geond Breotenrice, steppa gestaolad, stanas ymbutan wundrum gew xen. Weor ymbeornad, ea yum stronge, and er inne wuna feola fisca kyn on floda gemonge. And r gewexen is wudaf stern micel wuniad in em wycum wilda deor monige, in deope dalum deora ungerim. Is in ere byri eac bearnum gecyed e arfesta eadig Cudberch and es clene cyninges heafud, Osuualdes, Engle leo, and Aidan biscop, Eadberch and Eadfri, ele geferes. Is er inne midd heom elwold biscop and breoma bocera Beda,...

The Wanderer

Oft him anhaga are gebide, metudes miltse, peah pe he modcearig geond lagulade longe sceolde hreran mid hondum hrimcealde s , wadan wr clastas. Wyrd bi ful ared Swa cw eardstapa, earfepa gemyndig, wrapra w lsleahta, winem ga hryre Oft ic sceolde ana uhtna gehwylce mine ceare cwipan. Nis nu cwicra nan pe ic him modsefan minne durre sweotule asecgan. Ic to sope wat p t bip in eorle indryhten peaw, p t he his ferlocan f ste binde, healde his hordcofan, hycge swa he wille. Ne m g werig mod wyrde...

The Battle of Maldon

Het pa hyssa hw ne hors forl tan, feor afysan, and for gangan, hicgan to handum and to hige godum. pa p t Offan m g rest onfunde, p t se eorl nolde yrho gepolian, he let him pa of handon leofne fleogan hafoc wi p s holtes, and to p re hilde stop be pam man mihte oncnawan p t se cniht nolde wacian t pam wige, pa he to w pnum feng. Eac him wolde Eadric his ealdre gel stan, frean to gefeohte, ongan pa for beran gar to gupe. He h fde god gepanc pa hwile pe he mid handum healdan mihte...