Friday, September 4, 2009

My Beowulf, Fitts 33 through 36

Some long sections here, from line 2312 (fol. 181r) to line 2694 (fol. 197v). The end of this first pass through the manuscript is approaching. I'm beginning to get anxious baout what the second pass will or should accomplish.
ÐA se gæst ongan gledum spiwan beorht hofu bærnan bryneleoma stod eldum on andan no ðær aht cwices – lað lyftfloga læfan *wolde – wæs þæs wyrmes wig wide gesyne nearofages nið nean ond feorran hu se guðsceaða geata leode hatode ond hynde hord eft gesceat – dryhtsele dyrnne ær dæges hwile – hæfde landwara lige befangen bæle ond bronde beorges getruwode wiges ond wealles him seo wen geleah þa wæs biowulfe broga gecyðed snude to soðe þæt his sylfes ham bolda selest brynewylmum mealt – gifstol geata þæt ðam godan wæs – hreow on hreðre hygesorga mæst wende se wisa þæt he wealdende ofer ealde riht ecean dryhtne bitre gebulge breost innan weoll þeostrum geþoncum swa him geþywe ne wæs – hæfde ligdraca leoda fæsten – ealond utan eorðweard ðone gledum forgrunden him ðæs guðkyning wedera þioden wræce leornode heht him þa gewyrcean wigendra hleo eallirenne eorla dryhten wigbord wrætlic *wisse he gearwe þæt him holtwudu he[lpan] ne meahte lind wið lige sceolde lændaga æþeling ærgôd ende gebidan worulde lifes ond se wyrm somod þeah ðe hordwelan heolde lange oferhogode ða hringa fengel þæt he þone wîdflogan weorode gesohte sidan herge no he him þa sæcce ondred – ne him þæs wyrmes wig for wiht dyde – eafoð ond ellen forðon he ær fela nearo neðende niða gedigde hildehlemma syððan he hroðgares sigoreadig secg sele fælsode – ond æt guðe forgrap grendeles mægum laðan cynnes no þæt læsest wæs hondgemota þær mon hygelac sloh – syððan geata cyning guðe ræsum freawine folca freslondum on hreðles eafora hiorodryncum swealt bille gebeaten þonan biowulf com sylfes cræfte sundnytte dreah hæfde him on earme *=== xxx hildegeatwa þa he to holme [st]ag nealles hetware hremge þorf[t]on feðewiges þe him foran ongean – linde bæron lyt eft becwom fram þam hildfrecan hames niosan oferswam ða sioleða bigong sunu ecgðeowes earm anhaga eft to leodum þær him hygd gebead hord ond rice beagas ond bregostol bearne ne truwode þæt he wið ælfylcum eþelstolas healdan cuðe – ða wæs hygelac dead – no ðy ær feasceafte findan meahton æt ðam æðelinge ænige ðinga þæt he heardrede hlaford wære oððe þone cynedôm ciosan wolde – hwæðre he him on folce freondlarum heold – estum mid are oððæt he yldra wearð – wedergeatum weold hyne wræcmæcgas ofer sæ sohtan suna ohteres hæfdon hy forhealden helm scylfinga þone selestan sæcyninga þara ðe in swiorice sinc brytnade – mærne *þeoden him þæt to mearce wearð he þær for feorme feorhwunde hleat sweordes swengum sunu hygelaces – ond him eft gewat ongenðioes bearn hames niosan syððan heardred læg – let ðone bregostol biowulf healdan geatum wealdan þæt wæs god cyning.

XXXIIII.
SE ðæs leodhryres lean gemunde uferan dogrum eadgilse wearð feasceaftum freond folce gestepte – ofer sæ side sunu ohteres wigum ond wæpnum he gewræc syððan cealdum cearsiðum cyning ealdre bineat – swa he niða gehwane genesen hæfde sliðra geslyhta sunu ecgðiowes – ellenweorca oð ðone anne dæg þe he wið þam wyrme gewegan sceolde – gewat þa .xii. sum torne gebolgen dryhten geata dracan sceawian hæfde þa gefrunen hwanan sio fæhð aras – bealonið biorna him to bearme *cwom maðþumfæt mære þurh ðæs meldan hond se wæs on ðam ðreate þreotteoða secg se ðæs orleges or onstealde hæft hygegiomor sceolde hean ðonon – wong wisian he ofer willan giong – to ðæs ðe he eorðsele anne wisse – hlæw under hrusan holmwylme neh – yðgewinne se wæs innan full wrætta ond wira weard unhiore gearo guðfreca goldmaðmas heold – eald under eorðan næs þæt yðe ceap to gegangenne gumena ænigum gesæt ða on næsse niðheard cyning – þenden hælo abead heorðgeneatum goldwine geata him wæs geomor sefa wæfre ond wælfus wyrd ungemete neah – se ðone gomelan gretan sceolde secean sawle hord sundur gedælan lif wið lice no þon lange wæs – feorh æþelinges flæsce bewunden – biowulf maþelade bearn ecgðeowes fela ic on giogoðe guðræsa genæs orleghwila ic þæt eall gemon – *ic wæs syfanwintre þa mec sinca baldor freawine folca æt minum fæder genam heold mec ond hæfde hreðel cyning geaf me sinc ond symbel sibbe gemunde næs ic him to life laðra owihte beorn in burgum þonne his bearna hwylc – herebeald ond hæðcyn – oððe hygelac min wæs þam yldestan ungedefelice mæges dædum morþorbed stred syððan hyne hæðcyn of hornbogan – his freawine flane geswencte miste mercelses ond his mæg ofscet broðor oðerne blodigan gare þæt wæs feohleas gefeoht fyrenum gesyngad – hreðre hygemeðe sceolde hwæðre swa þeah æðeling unwrecen ealdres linnan swa bið geomorlic gomelum ceorle to gebidanne þæt his byre ride giong on galgan þonne he gyd wrece sarigne sang þonne his sunu hangað hrefne to hroðre ond he him helpe ne mæg eald ond infrod ænige gefremman symble bið gemyndgad morna gehwylce *eaforan ellorsið oðres ne gymeð to gebidanne burgum in innan yrfeweardas þonne se an hafað þurh deaðes nyd dæda gefondad – gesyhð sorhcearig on his suna bure winsele westne windge reste – reote berofene ridend swefað hæleð in hoðman nis þær hearpan sweg gomen in geardum swylce ðær iu wæron.

XXXV.
GEwiteð þonne on sealman sorhleoð gæleð an æfter anum þuhte him eall to rum wongas ond wicstede swa wedra helm æfter herebealde heortan sorge weallende wæg wihte ne meahte – on ðam feorhbonan fæghðe gebetan no ðy ær he þone heaðorinc hatian ne meahte laðum dædum þeah him leof ne wæs – he ða mid þære sorhge þe him swa sâr belamp gumdream ofgeaf godes leoht geceas eaferum læfde swa deð eadig mon lond ond leodbyrig þa he of life gewat þa *wæs synn ond sacu sweona ond geata ofer [w]id wæter wroht gemæne – herenið hearda syððan hreðel swealt oððe him ongenðeowes eaferan wæran frome fyrdhwate freode ne woldon ofer heafo healdan ac ymb hreosnabeorh eatolne inwitscear oft gefremedon – þæt mægwine mine gewræcan fæhðe ond fyrene swa hyt gefræge wæs þeah ðe oðer his ealdre gebohte heardan ceape hæðcynne wearð geata dryhtne guð onsæge þa ic on morgne gefrægn mæg oðerne billes ecgum on bonan stælan – þær ongenþeow eofores niosað – guðhelm toglad gomela scylfing hreas hildeblac hond gemunde : fæhðo genoge feorhsweng ne ofteah – ic him þa maðmas þe he me sealde geald æt guðe swa me gifeðe wæs – leohtan sweorde he me lond forgeaf eard eðelwyn næs him ænig þearf þæt he to gifðum oððe to gardenum oððe in swiorice secean þurfe *wyrsan wigfrecan weorðe gecypan symle ic him on feðan beforan wolde ana on orde ond swa to aldre sceall sæcce fremman þenden þis sweord þolað þæt mec ær ond sið oft gelæste syððan ic for dugeðum dæghrefne wearð to handbonan huga cempan nalles he ða frætwe frescyninge breostweorðunge bringan moste ac in compe gecrong cumbles hyrde æþeling on elne ne wæs ecg bona ac him hildegrap heortan wylmas banhus gebræc nu sceall billes ecg hond ond heard sweord ymb hord wigan – beowulf maðelode beotwordum spræc niehstan siðe ic geneðde fela guða on geogoðe gyt ic wylle frod folces weard fæhðe secan mærðu fremman gif mec se mânsceaða of eorðsele ut geseceð gegrette ða gumena gehwylcne hwate helmberend hindeman siðe swæse gesiðas nolde ic sweord beran wæpen to wyrme *gif ic wiste hu wið ðam aglæcean elles meahte – gylpe wiðgripan swa ic gio wið grendle dyde ac ic ðær heaðufyres hates wene oreðes ond attres forðon ic me on hafu bord ond byrnan nelle ic beorges weard forfleon fotes trem ac unc furður sceal weorðan æt wealle swa unc wyrd geteoð metod manna gehwæs ic eom on mode from – þæt ic wið þone guðflogan gylp ofersitte gebide ge on beorge byrnum werede secgas on searwum hwæðer sel mæge æfter wælræse wunde gedygan – uncer twega nis þæt eower sið ne gemet mannes nefn[e] min anes þæt he wið aglæcean eofoðo dæle eorlscype efne ic mid elne sceall gold gegangan oððe guð nimeð feorhbealu frecne frean eowerne – aras ða bi ronde rof oretta heard under helme hiorosercean bær under stancleofu strengo getruwode anes mannes ne bið swylc earges sið geseah – ða be wealle *se ðe worna fela gumcystum god guða gedigde hildehlemma þonne hnitan feðan – stondan stanbogan stream ut þonan – brecan of beorge wæs þære burnan wælm heaðofyrum hat – ne meahte horde neah unbyrnende ænige hwile deop gedygan for dracan lege – let ða of breostum ða he gebolgen wæs wedergeata leod word ut faran stearcheort styrmde stefn in becom heaðotorht hlynnan under hârne stân hete wæs onhrered hordweard oncniow mannes reorde næs ðær mara fyrst freode to friclan from ærest cwom oruð aglæcean ut of stane hat hildeswât hruse dynede biorn under beorge bordrand onswâf wið ðam gryregieste geata dryhten ða wæs hringbogan heorte gefysed sæcce to seceanne sweord ær gebræd god guðcyning gomele lafe – ecgum unslaw æghwæðrum wæs bealohycgendra *broga fram oðrum stiðmod gestod wið steapne rond winia bealdor ða se wyrm gebeah snude tosomne he on searwum bâd gewat ða byrnende gebogen scriðan to gescipe scyndan scyld wel gebearg life ond lice læssan hwile mærum þeodne þonne his myne sohte ðær he þy fyrste forman dogore wealdan moste swa him wyrd ne gescraf hreð æt hilde hond up abræd – geata dryhten gryrefahne sloh incgelafe þæt sio ecg gewâc brun on bane bat unswiðor – þonne his ðiodcyning þearfe hæfde bysigum gebæded þa wæs beorges weard æfter heaðuswenge on hreoum mode wearp wælfyre wide sprungon hildeleoman hreðsigora ne gealp goldwine geata guðbill geswâc nacod æt niðe swa hyt no sceolde iren ærgôd ne wæs þæt eðe sið – þæt se mæra maga ecgðeowes grundwong þone ofgyfan wolde sceolde ofer willan wic eardian – elles hwergen swa *sceal æghwylc mon – alætan lændagas næs ða long to ðon þæt ða aglæcean hy eft gemetton hyrte hyne hordweard hreðer æðme weoll niwan stefne nearo ðrowode fyre befongen se ðe ær folce weold – nealles him on heape handgesteallan æðelinga bearn ymbe gestodon hildecystum ac hy on holt bugon ealdre burgan hiora in anum weoll sefa wið sorgum sibb æfre ne mæg wiht onwendan þam ðe wel þenceð:~

XXXVI.
WIglaf wæs haten weoxstanes sunu leoflic lindwiga leod scylfinga – mæg ælfheres geseah his mondryhten under heregriman hat þrowian – gemunde ða ða are þe he him ær forgeaf – wîcstede weligne wægmundinga folcrihta gehwylc swa his fæder ahte ne mihte ða forhabban hond rond gefeng geolwe linde gomel swyrd geteah þæt wæs mid eldum eanmundes laf – *suna ohteres þam æt sæcce wearð wræcca[n] wineleasum weohstan bana meces ecgum ond his magum ætbær brunfagne helm hringde byrnan eald sweord etonisc þæt him onela forgeaf his gædelinges guðgewædu fyrdsearo fuslic no ymbe ða fæhðe spræc þeah ðe he his broðor bearn abredwade – he frætwe geheold fela missera bill ond byrnan oððæt his byre mihte eorlscipe efnan swa his ærfæder geaf him ða mid geatum guðgewæda æghwæs unrim þa he of ealdre gewat frod on forðweg þa wæs forma sið geongan cempan þæt he guðe ræs mid his freodryhtne fremman sceolde ne gemealt him se modsefa ne his mæges laf gewac æt wige þæt se wyrm onfand syððan hie togædre gegan hæfdon wiglâf maðelode wordrihta fela sægde gesiðum him wæs sefa geomor – ic ðæt *mæl geman þær we medu þegun þonne we geheton ussum hlaforde in biorsele ðe us ðas beagas geaf þæt we him ða guðgetawa gyldan woldon gif him þyslicu þearf gelumpe helmas ond heard sweord ðe he usic on herge geceas – to ðyssum siðfate sylfes willum onmunde usic mærða ond me þas maðmas geaf þe he usic gârwigend gode tealde hwate helmberend þeah ðe hlaford us þis ellenweorc ana aðohte to gefremmanne folces hyrde for ðam he manna mæst mærða gefremede dæda dollicra nu is se dæg cumen þæt ure mandryhten mægenes behofað godra guðrinca wutun gongan to helpan hildfruman þenden hyt sy gledegesa grim god wat on mec þæt me is micle leofre þæt minne lichaman mid minne goldgyfan gled fæðmie ne þynceð me gerysne þæt we rondas beren eft to earde nemne we æror mægen fâne gefyllan – *feorh ealgian wedra ðeodnes ic wat geare þæt næron ealdgewyrht þæt he ana scyle geata duguðe gnorn þrowian gesigan æt sæcce urum sceal sweord ond helm byrne ond beaduscrud bam gemæne – wod þa þurh þone wælrêc wigheafolan bær frean on fultum fea worda cwæð leofa biowulf læst eall tela swa ðu on geoguðfeore geara gecwæde þæt ðu ne alæte be ðe lifigendum – dôm gedreosan scealt nu dædum rof æðeling anhydig eall mægene feorh ealgian ic ðe fullæstu – æfter ðam wordum wyrm yrre cwom atol inwitgæst oðre siðe fyrwylmum fah fionda nios[i]an laðra manna ligyðum for born bord wið rond byrne – ne meahte geongum gârwigan geoce gefremman ac se maga geonga under his mæges scyld elne geeode þa his agen w[æs] gledum forgrunden þa gen guðcyning m[ærða] gemunde mægenstrengo sloh hildebille þæt hyt on heafolan stôd niþe genyded nægling forbærst geswâc æt sæcce sweord biowulfes *gomol ond grægmæl him þæt gifeðe ne wæs þæt him irenna ecge mihton helpan æt hilde wæs sio hond to strong se ðe meca gehwane mine gefræge swenge ofersohte þonne he to sæcce bær wæpen wundrum heard næs him wihte ðe sel – þa wæs þeodsceaða þriddan siðe frecne fŷrdraca fæhða gemyndig ræsde on ðone rofan þa him rum ageald hat ond heaðogrim heals ealne ymbefeng biteran banum he geblodegod wearð sawuldriore swat yðum weoll.

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