Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Beowulf, Fitts 40 through 43 (End)

Yay! Here is the rest of Beowulf, from fitt 40 (line 2893, fol. 192v) through fitt 43 (line 3182, fol. 198v). I went through and revised fitt 42, which I had posted earlier.

Enjoy, while I gather my thoughts and figure out what to do next.
Heht ða þæt heaðoweorc to hagan biodan up ofer ecgclif þær þæt eorlweorod morgenlongne dæg modgiomor sæt bordhæbbende bega on wenum endedogores ond eftcymes leofes – monnes lyt swigode niwra spella se ðe næs gerad ac he soðlice sægde ofer ealle nu is wilgeofa wedra leoda dryhten geata deaðbedde fæst wunað wælreste wyrmes dædum him on efn ligeð ealdorgewinna sexbennum seoc sweorde ne meahte on ðam aglæcean ænige þinga wunde gewyrcean wiglaf siteð ofer biowulfe byre wihstanes eorl ofer oðrum unlifigendum healdeð higemæðum *heafodwearde leofes ond laðes nu ys leodum wen – orleghwile syððan underne froncum ond frysum fyll cyninges wide weorðeð wæs sio wroht scepen heard wið hugas syððan higelac cwom faran flotherge on fresna land þær hyne hetware hilde genægdon elne geeodon mid ofermægene þæt se byrnwiga bugan sceolde feoll on feðan nalles frætwe geaf ealdor dugoðe us wæs a syððan merewioingas milts ungyfeðe.

Ne ic to sweoðeode sibbe oððe treowe wihte ne wene ac wæs wide cuð þætte ongenðio ealdre besnyðede hæðcen hreþling wið hrefnawudu þa for onmedlan ærest gesohton geata leode guðscilfingas.

Sona him se froda fæder ohtheres eald ond egesfull ondslyht ageaf abreot brimwisan bryd ahredde gomela iomeowlan golde berofene onelan modor ond ohtheres ond ða folgode feorhgeniðlan oððæt hi oðeodon earfoðlice in hrefnesholt hlafordlease besæt ða sinherge sweorda lafe wundum werge *wean oft gehet earmre teohhe ondlonge niht cwæð he on mergenne meces ecgum getan wolde sum on galgtreowum fuglum to gamene frofor eft gelamp sarigmodum somod ærdæge syððan hie hygelaces horn ond byman gealdor ongeaton þa se goda côm leoda dugoðe on last faran.

XLI.
Wæs sio swatswaðu sweona ond geata wælræs weora wide gesyne hu ða folc mid him fæhðe towehton gewat him ða se goda mid his gædelingum frod felageomor fæsten secean eorl ongenþio ufor oncirde hæfde higelaces hilde gefrunen wlonces wigcræft wiðres ne truwode þæt he sæmannum onsacan mihte heaðoliðendum hord forstandan bearn ond bryde beah eft þonan – eald under eorðweall – þa wæs æht boden sweona leodum segn higelace – freoðowong þone forð ofereodon syððan hreðlingas to hagan þrungon þær wearð ongenðiow ecgum sweorda blondenfexa on bid wrecen þæt se þeodcyning ðafian sceolde eafores *anne dôm hyne yrringa wulf wonreding wæpne geræhte þæt him for swenge swat ædrum sprong forð under fexe næs he forht swa ðeh gomela scilfing ac forgeald hraðe wyrsan wrixle wælhlem þone syððan ðeodcyning þyder oncirde.

Ne meahte se snella sunu wonredes ealdum ceorle ondslyht giofan ac he him on heafde helm ær gescer þæt he blode fah bugan sceolde feoll on foldan næs he fæge þa git ac he hyne gewyrpte þeah ðe him wund hrine let se hearda higelaces þegn bradne mece þa his broðor læg eald sweord eotonisc entiscne helm brecan ofer bordweal ða gebeah cyning folces hyrde wæs in feorh dropen – ða wæron monige þe his mæg wriðon ricone arærdon ða him gerymed wearð þæt hie wælstowe wealdan moston þenden reafode rinc oðerne nam on ongenðio irenbyrnan heard swyrd hilted ond his helm somod hares hyrste higelace bær he ð[am] frætwum feng ond him fægre gehet leana === *leodum ond gelæste swa geald þone guðræs geata dryhten hreðles eafora þa he to ham becôm iofore ond wulfe mid ofermaðmum sealde hiora gehwæðrum hund þusenda landes ond locenra beaga ne ðorfte him ða lean oðwitan mon on middangearde syððan hie ða mærða geslogon – ond ða iofore forgeaf angan dohtor hamweorðunge hyldo to wedde þæt ys sio fæhðo ond se feondscipe wælnið wera ðæs ðe ic wen hafo þe us seceað to sweona leoda syððan hie gefricgeað frean userne ealdorleasne þone ðe ær geheold wið hettendum hord ond rice æfter hæleða hryre hwate scildingas folcred fremede – oððe furður gen eorlscipe efnde nu is ofost betost þæt we þeodcyning þær sceawian ond þone gebringan þe us beagas geaf on âdfære ne scel anes hwæt meltan mid þam modigan ac þær is maðma hord gold unrime grimme gecea[po]d ond nu æt siðestan sylfes feore beagas [gebo]hte þa sceall brond fretan æled þeccean *nalles eorl wegan maððum to gemyndum ne mægð scyne habban on healse hringweorðunge ac sceal geomormod golde bereafod oft nalles æne elland tredan nu se herewisa hleahtor alegde gamen ond gleodream forðon sceall gar wesan monig morgenceald mundum bewunden hæfen on handa nalles hearpan sweg wigend weccean ac se wonna hrefn fûs ofer fægum fela reordian earne secgan hu him æt æte speow þenden he wið wulf wæl reafode – swa se secg hwata secggende wæs laðra spella he ne leag fela wyrda ne worda – weorod eall aras eodon unbliðe under earnanæs wollenteare wundur sceawian fundon ða on sande sawulleasne hlimbed healdan þone þe him hringas geaf ærran mælum þa wæs endedæg godum gegongen þæt se guðcyning wedra þeoden wundordeaðe swealt ær hi þær gesegan syllicran wiht wyrm on wonge wiðerræhtes þær laðne licgean wæs se legdraca grimlic gryr[e] *gledum beswæled se wæs fiftiges fotgemearces lang on legere lyftwynne heold nihtes hwilum nyðer eft gewat dennes niosian wæs ða deaðe fæst hæfde eorðscrafa ende genyttod him big stodan bunan ond orcas discas lagon ond dyre swyrd omige þurhetone swa hie wið eorðan fæðm þusend wintra þær eardodon – þonne wæs þæt yrfe eacencræftig iumonna gold galdre bewunden þæt ðam hringsele hrinan ne moste gumena ænig nefne god sylfa sigora soðcyning sealde þam ðe he wolde he is manna gehyld hord openian efne swa hwylcum manna swa him gemet ðuhte:~

XLII.
Þa wæs gesyne þæt se sið ne ðah þam ðe unrihte inne gehydde wræte under wealle weard ær ofsloh feara sumne þa sio fæhð gewearð gewrecen wraðlice wundur hwar þonne eorl ellenrôf ende gefere – lifgesceafta þonne leng ne mæg mon mid his [ma]gum meduseld buan swa wæs biowulfe – *þa he biorges weard sohte searoniðas seolfa ne cuðe þurh hwæt his worulde gedal weorðan sceolde – swa hit oð domes dæg diope benemdon þeodnas mære þa ðæt þær dydon þæt se secg wære synnum scildig hergum geheaðerod hellbendum fæst wommum gewitnad se ðone wong strade næs he goldhwæte gearwor hæfde agendes est ær gesceawod – wiglâf maðelode wihstanes sunu oft sceall eorl monig anes willan wræc adreogan swa us geworden is ne meahton we gelæran leofne þeoden rices hyrde ræd ænigne þæt he ne grette goldweard þone lete hyne licgean þær he longe wæs wicum wunian oð woruldende heold on heahgesceap hord ys gesceawod grimme gegongen wæs þæt gifeðe to swið þe ðone þeodcyning þyder ontyhte.

Ic wæs þær inne ond þæt eall geondseh recedes geatwa þa me gerymed wæs nealles swæslice sið alyfed inn under eorðweall ic on ofoste gefeng micle mid mundum mægenbyrðenne hordgestreona hider *ut ætbær cyninge minum cwico wæs þa gena wis ond gewittig worn eall gespræc gomol on gehðo ond eowic gretan het bæd þæt ge geworhton æfter wines dædum in bælstede beorh þone hean micelne ond mærne swa he manna wæs wigend weorðfullost wide geond eorðan þenden he burhwelan brucan moste.

Uton nu efstan oðre siðe seon ond secean searogimma geþræc wundur under wealle ic eow wisige þæt ge genoge neon sceawiað beagas ond brad gold sie sio bær gearo ædre geæfned þonne we ut cymen ond þonne geferian frean userne leofne mannan þær he longe sceal on ðæs waldendes wære geþolian – het ða gebeodan byre wihstanes hæle hildedior hæleða monegum boldagendra þæt hie bælwudu feorran feredon folcagende godum togenes nu sceal gled fretan weaxan wonna leg wigena strengel þone ðe oft gebâd isernscure þonne stræla storm strengum gebæded scoc ofer scildweall sceft nytte heold feðergearwum fûs flane fulleode – huru se snotra sunu wihstanes acigde of corðre *cyninges þegnas syfone [to]somne þa selestan eode eahta sum under inwithrôf hilderinc sum on handa bær æledleoman se ðe on orde geong næs ða on hlytme hwa þæt hord strude syððan orwearde ænigne dæl secgas gesegon on sele wunian læne licgan lyt ænig mearn þæt hi ofostlic[e] ut geferedon dyre maðmas dracan ec scufun wyrm ofer weallclif leton weg niman flod fæðmian frætwa hyrde þæt wæs wunden gold on wæn hladen æghwæs unrim æþeling boren har hilderinc to hronesnæsse:~

[XLIII.]
Him ða gegiredan geata leode âd on eorðan unwaclicne helmum behongen hildebordum beorhtum byrnum swa he bena wæs alegdon ða tomiddes mærne þeoden hæleð hiofende hlaford leofne ongunnon þa on beorge bælfyra mæst – wigend weccan wud[u]rêc astah sweart ofer swioðole swogende leg wope bewunden windblond gelæg oðþæt he ða bânhûs gebrocen hæfde hat on hreðre higum unrote modceare mændon mondryhtnes cw[e]alm swylce giomorgyd *====== meowle ============= unden heorde === sorgcearig swiðe geneahhe þæt hio hyre ======= gas hearde =====de wælfylla wonn ====des egesan hyðo = h =====d heofonrece sw[e]alg geworhton ða wedra leode hl == on liðe se wæs heah ond brad [wæ]gliðendum wide g[e]syne ond betimbredon on tyn dagum beadurofes becn bronda lafe wealle beworhton swa hyt weorðlicost foresnotre men findan mihton hi on beorg dydon beg ond siglu eall swylce hyrsta swylce on horde ær niðhedige men genumen hæfdon forleton eorla gestreon eorðan healdan gold on greote þær hit nu gen lifað eldum swa unnyt swa hi ====r wæs – þa ymbe hlæw riodan hildediore æþelinga bearn ealra twelfe woldon ==== cwiðan ond kyning mænan wordgyd wrecan ond ymb w== sprecan eahtodan eorlscipe ond his ellenweorc duguðum demdon swa hit gede[fe] bið þæt mon his winedryhten wordum herge ferhðum freoge þonne he forð scile of lichaman ==== weorðan swa begnornodon geata leode hlafordes ===re heorðgeneatas cwædon þæt he wære wyruldcyninga manna mildust ond mon[ðw]ærust leodum liðost ond lofgeornost.

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