Beowulf

Beowulf

by Francis Barton Gummere
     
 

LO, praise of the prowess of people-kings of spear-armed Danes, in days long sped,
we have heard, and what honor the athelings won!
Oft Scyld the Scefing from squadroned foes,
from many a tribe, the mead-bench tore,
awing the earls. Since erst he lay friendless, a foundling, fate repaid him:
for he waxed under welkin, in wealth he throve,
till…  See more details below

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LO, praise of the prowess of people-kings of spear-armed Danes, in days long sped,
we have heard, and what honor the athelings won!
Oft Scyld the Scefing from squadroned foes,
from many a tribe, the mead-bench tore,
awing the earls. Since erst he lay friendless, a foundling, fate repaid him:
for he waxed under welkin, in wealth he throve,
till before him the folk, both far and near,
who house by the whale-path, heard his mandate,
gave him gifts: a good king he!
To him an heir was afterward born,
a son in his halls, whom heaven sent to favor the folk, feeling their woe that erst they had lacked an earl for leader so long a while; the Lord endowed him,
the Wielder of Wonder, with world's renown.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490574394
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/29/2013
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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