The Exeter Book: An Anthology of Anglo-Saxon Poetry Presented to Exeter Cathedral by Loefric, First Bishop of Exeter (1050-1071), and Still in Possession of the Dean and Chapter, Issue 104

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Sir Israel Gollancz, William Souter Mackie
Early English Text Society, 1895 - English poetry
 

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Page 276 - Wita sceal gebyldig; ne sceal no to hatheort, ne to hraedwyrde, ne to wac wiga, ne to wanhydig, ne to forht, ne to faegen, ne to feohgifre, ne naefre gielpes to georn, aer he geare cunne.
Page 195 - That tract of earth is not over mid-earth fellow to many peopled lands : but it is withdrawn through the Creator's might from wicked doers. Beauteous is all the plain, with delights blessed, with the sweetest of earth's...
Page 274 - Sonne sorg and slSp somod setgsedre earmne anhagan oft gebindaS: 40 binceS him on mode bset he his mondryhten clyppe and cysse, and on cneo lecge ' honda and heafod, swa he hwilum...
Page 101 - Lord, brighter than the sun, for all the blessed ones; there is the love of the beloved; life without death's end; a gladsome host of men; youth without age; the glory of the heavenly chivalry; health without pain for righteous workers; and for souls sublime rest without toil; there is day without dark gloom, ever gloriously bright; bliss without bale; friendship 'twixt friends for ever without feud; peace without enmity for the blest in heaven, in the communion or saints.
Page 101 - There is angels' song; the bliss of the happy; there is the gracious presence of the Lord, brighter than the sun, for all the blessed ones; there is the love of the beloved; life without death's end; a gladsome host of men; youth without age; the glory of the heavenly chivalry; health without pain for righteous workers; and for souls sublime rest without...
Page 27 - ... wings they guard the presence of almighty God, the Lord eternal, and throng about the throne all eagerly striving which of them in the courts of peace may in his flight flutter nearest to our Saviour. They laud the Loved One; and in the light utter these words to Him, and glorify the noble Author of all created things: "Holy art Thou, holy, Lord of archangels, true Prince of victory; ever art Thou holy, Lord of lords; ever Thy glory shall endure on earth among men, honoured far and wide at all...
Page 275 - ... retainers and the receipt of treasure, 35 how in his youth his generous lord regaled him at the feast ; but all delight has fallen away ! For this knows he who must long forego the wise counsels of his dear lord and friend, that often when sorrow and sleep, both together, 40 bind him, poor solitary wretch, it seems to him in fancy as though he clasps and kisses his great lord, and on his knee lays hand and head, e'en as when erewhile, in former days, he shared the gift-stool's bounty. 45 Then...
Page 272 - Oft ic sceolde ana uhtna gehwylce mine ceare cwiJ>an. Nis nu cwicra nan 10 J>e ic him modsefan minne durre sweotule asecgan.
Page 181 - Courage is best for him who must too oft 1348 experience sorrow at his master's bale, and deeply ponder o'er his grievous parting from his lord, when the season cometh, woven with fate's decrees; he knoweth it who must pine with sorrowing soul; he knoweth his generous dispenser 1352 to be hidden in the earth ; bowed down, lamenting, he must depart from thence. He lacketh all joy, who suffereth oftentimes afflictions such as these in his sad soul. I have no cause, forsooth, 1356 to be gladsome at...
Page 269 - ... which I, early or late, wrought in the world ; weeping, shall I with tears bewail it. I was too slow at the proper time, in feeling shame before, for my evil deeds, while soul and body, safe in their dwelling-place, 7i5 journeyed together. Help shall I then need, that the saint should intercede for me with the Sovran King. My sorry plight presageth this, my soul's great grief. I pray every man of human kind, who may recite this song, 720 that he earnestly and fervently remember me, by my name,...

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