Homiletic Fragment I

Verse Indeterminate Saxon 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, siofa synnum fah, sare geblonden, gefylled mid facne, peah he f«ger word utan «tywe. «nlice beo, swa a beon bera buta «tsomne

arlicne anleofan, hafa on hindan, wynsume wist. sare mid stinge, Swa bio gelice

pa e mid tungan treowa gehatap f«gerum wordum, facenlice pencap, ponne hie «t nehstan nearwe beswicap, hafa on gehatum hunigsm«ccas, smene sybcwide, ond in siofan innan

purh deofles cr«ft dyrne wunde.

Swa is nu pes middangeard mane geblonden, wana ond weaxe. Waca se ealda, dwele ond drefe d«ges ond nihtes miltse mid mane, m«gene getrywe, ond œtterne tœgel hunig on mue, Hwilum wundiap ponne se sœl cyme. pa leasan men,

ehte œfestra, inwit sawe, ni mid geneahe. Nœnig oerne freo in fyrhe nimpe feara hwylc, pœt he solice sybbe healde, gastlice lufe, swa him god bebead.

Forpan eallunga hyht geceose, woruld wynsume, se e wis ne bi, snottor, searocrœftig sawle rœdes. Uton to pam beteran, nu we bot cunnon, hycgan ond hyhtan, pœt we heofones leoht uppe mid englum agan moton gastum to geoce, ponne god wile eoran lifes ende gewyrcan!

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