Saturday, July 25, 2009

My Beowulf, Fitt 14: Hrothgar Yaks Some More

In fitt 14, we cover lines 925-990 (approx.), fol. 150r to 151v. Notice the double hilde toward the end.
Hroðgar maþelode he to healle geong stod on stapole geseah steapne hrof golde fahne – ond grendles hond – ðisse ansyne alwealdan þanc lungre gelimpe fela ic laþes gebad grynna æt grendle – a mæg god wyrcan wunder æfter wundre wuldres hyrde – ðæt wæs ungeara þæt ic ænigra me weana ne wende to widan feore bote gebidan þonne blode fah husa selest heorodreorig stod wea widscofen witena gehwylcne – ðara þe ne wendon þæt hie wideferhð leoda landgeweorc laþum beweredon – *scuccum ond scinnum nu scealc hafað þurh drihtnes miht dæd gefremede – ðe we ealle ær ne meahton snyttrum besyrwan hwæt þæt secgan mæg efne swa hwylc mægþa swa ðone magan cende – æfter gumcynnum gyf heo gyt lyfað þæt hyre ealdmetod este wære – bearngebyrdo nu ic beowulf þec secg betsta me for sunu wylle freogan on ferhþe heald forð tela – niwe sibbe ne bið þe nænigra gad worolde wilna þe ic geweald hæbbe ful oft ic for læssan lean teohhode hordweorþunge hnahran rince sæmran æt sæcce þu þe self hafast – dædum gefremed þæt þin dom lyfað awa to alder alwalda þec gode forgylde swa he nu gyt dyde – beowulf maþelode bearn ecgþeowes we þæt ellenweorc estum miclum feohtan fremedon frecne geneðdon – eafoð uncuþes uþe ic swiþor þæt ðu hine selfne geseon moste feond on frætewum fylwerigne – ic hine hrædlice *heardan clammum on wælbedde wriþan þohte þæt he for mundgripe minum scolde licgean lifbysig butan his lic swice – ic hine ne mihte þa metod nolde ganges getwæman no ic him þæs georne ætfealh feorhgeniðlan wæs to foremihtig feond on feþe hwæþere he his folme forlet to lifwraþe last weardian earm ond eaxle no þær ænige swa þeah feasceaft guma frofre gebohte – no þy leng leofað laðgeteona synnum geswenced ac hyne sar hafað in nidgripe nearwe befongen – balwon bendum ðær abidan sceal maga mane fah miclan domes hu him scir metod scrifan wille – ða wæs swigra secg sunu eclafes on gylpspræce guðgeweorca siþðan æþelingas eorles cræfte ofer heanne hrof hand sceawedon feondes fingras foran æghwylc wæs stiðra nægla gehwylc style gelicost hæþenes handsporu hilde *hilderinces eglu unheoru æghwylc gecwæð þæt him heardra nan hrinan wolde iren ærgod þæt ðæs ahlæcan blodge beadufolme onberan wolde.

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