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Beowulf

beowulf poem

For twelve years he persecutes Hrothgar and his vassals. Too harsh was this affliction, loathsome and long-lasting, that had come upon his people, the malice-grim vengeance, the greatest of night-terrors. Ðéah þe haéðstapa hundum geswenced 1368 Though the harrassed by hounds, heorot hornum trum holtwudu séce the hart with strong horns, seeks the forest, feorran geflýmed · aér hé feorh seleð put to flight from far, first he will give up his life, aldor on ófre aér hé in wille existence on the shore, before he will leap in hafelan helan · nis þæt héoru stów · to hide his head; it is not a pleasant place; þonon ýðgeblond úp ástígeð 1373 thence a maelström of the waves rises up, won tó wolcnum þonne wind styreþ dark to the clouds, when the wind stirs láð gewidru oð þæt lyft drysmaþ · grievous storms, until the air grows dark, roderas réotað. Þær genehost brægd counted as advantage. Hastily seized I And held in my hands a huge-weighing burden 35 Of hoard-treasures costly, hither out bare them To my liegelord belovèd: life was yet in him, And consciousness also; the old one discoursed then Much and mournfully, commanded to greet you, {Beowulf's dying request.

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Beowulf (modern English translation) by Anonymous

beowulf poem

Uton nú efstan óðre síðe Let us now hasten another time séon ond sécean on searogeþræc to see and to seek in that heap of cunningly wrought things, wundur under wealle · ic éow wísige 3103 a wonder under the walls; I shall guide you, þæt gé genóge néon scéawiað so that you sufficient close-up will see béagas ond brád gold · síe sío baér gearo rings and broad gold; let the bier be ready, aédre geæfned þonne wé út cymen quickly prepared, when we come out, ond þonne geferian fréan úserne and then carry our lord, léofne mannan þaér hé longe sceal 3108 beloved man, where he must long on ðæs waldendes waére geþolian. He kept it well for fifty winters— he was a wise king, an elder home-warden— until a single dragon began to hold sway over the darkened nights, who kept watch over his hoard in his high house, an unyielding stone-shelter, a path lay under it, unbeknownst to men. } 80 Oft running and racing on roadsters they measured The dun-colored highways. The Measurer ruled all of the kindred of men, just as he still does today. The second edition contains a prose translation of Beowulf. Thus is the theme of the story, that all who partake in revenge shall suffer as did all those who fought in the story of Beowulf. } And heroes were dashing; such an earl should be ever, An erst-worthy atheling, as Æschere proved him.

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Beowulf: I

beowulf poem

Nú hér þára banena byre náthwylces Now here of those slayers the son of one or other of them, frætwum hrémig on flet gaëð · exultant in trappings, goes across the floor, morðres gylpeð ond þone máðþum byreð boasts of murder, and wears the treasure þone þe ðú mid rihte raédan sceoldest. Þonne bíoð brocene on bá healfe Then are broken on both sides áðsweorð eorla · syððan Ingelde the sworn oaths of earls; then in Ingeld weallað wælníðas ond him wíflufan murderous hate will well up and in him the love of woman æfter cearwælmum cólran weorðað · surges of grief will become cooler; þý ic Heaðo-Beardna hyldo ne telge 2067 Therefore I the Heathobards' loyalty do not consider, dryhtsibbe daél Denum unfaécne, the alliance's portion, for the Danes untreacherous, fréondscipe fæstne. At the conclusion it eventually happens that the body-house, loaned, lapses, falling fated—another takes it all up, who, without mourning, doles out the treasures, the olden-riches of noblemen, caring not for the fear. The epic celebrates virtues of national, military, religious, cultural, political, or historical significance. Yet safety regarding 45 He suffered his hand behind him to linger, His arm and shoulder, to act as watcher; {He left his hand and arm behind. A speckled harmer, hostile, had me fast, tore me to the sea floor, grim in his grip. } Beowulf's praises; many often asserted That neither south nor north, in the circuit of waters, {He is regarded as a probable successor to Hrothgar.

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Beowulf Full Text

beowulf poem

} The hoard-ward distinguished the speech of a man; Time was no longer to look out for friendship. The Foundation makes no representations concerning the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United States. She had no faith in her son that he knew how to hold onto his native seat against the foreign hordes, now that Hygelac was dead. Nóðer hý hine ne móston syððan mergen cwóm Nor could they him, when morning came, déaðwérigne Denia léode weary of death the Danish people bronde forbærnan né on baél hladan cremate in fire, nor lay on the funeral bale, léofne mannan · hío þæt líc ætbær 2127 the beloved man; she had carried off the corpse féondes fæðme under firgenstréam · in fiend's embrace beneath the mountain stream; þæt wæs Hróðgáre hréowa tornost that was for Hrothgar the most bitter grief þára þe léodfruman lange begéate. } Then Higelac's vassal, valiant and dauntless, When his brother lay dead, made his broad-bladed weapon, Giant-sword ancient, defence of the giants, 35 Bound o'er the shield-wall; the folk-prince succumbed then, {Ongentheow is slain. } 60 His dearest one gone.

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SparkNotes: Beowulf: Character List

beowulf poem

{Hrothgar lavishes gifts upon Beowulf. The poem Beowulf is about Beowulf Beowulf, a young warrior in Geatland southwestern Sweden , comes to the Scyldings' aid, bringing with him 14 of his finest men. The friend of the Scyldings has brought this to pass, the shepherd of the realm, reckoning the opinion that with this woman he may settle his share of the conflict, the killing feud. Then it turned, burning, slithering forward, coiled up, rushing toward its destiny. He had to his æþeling aérgód ende gebídan the old, good noble, abide the end worulde lífes ond se wyrm somod of life in the world, and the wyrm together, þéah ðe hordwelan héolde lange. It afterward happened 55 In days that followed, befell the battle-thanes, {After Heardred's death, Beowulf becomes king. The latter takes the passage as meaning that Grendel, though mighty and formidable, has no skill in the art of war.

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Beowulf (Old English version) by Anonymous

beowulf poem

The idiom above treated runs through A. Then came the bright light hurrying over shadow. {Beowulf has been preserved through many perils. } The prince of the Weders. These changes he makes to reduce the number of 'cóm's' as principal verbs.


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BEOWULF

beowulf poem

You may convert to and distribute this work in any binary, compressed, marked up, nonproprietary or proprietary form, including any word processing or hypertext form. Taunts Beowulf for having taken part in the swimming-match. She sat upon her hall-guest then and drew out her dagger, broad, brown-edged. This would make no essential change in the translation. {The hall is defaced, however. From there he soon departed, exulting in his spoils, venturing back to his home, seeking out his lair glutted by slaughter. And the story of Beowulf is so much more powerful.

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Beowulf (modern English translation) by Anonymous

beowulf poem

Twelve years' tide the trouble he bore, sovran of Scyldings, sorrows in plenty, boundless cares. The battle-brave went forth, hard under helmet, until he stood at the hearth. The awaited ágedfréän sé þe on ancre rád · its lord and owner, which rode at its anchor; þá wæs on gange gifu Hróðgáres later on the journey was the gift of Hrothgar oft geæhted · þæt wæs án cyning, often praised; that was one king, aéghwæs orleahtre oþ þæt hine yldo benam in everything blameless, until age deprived him mægenes wynnum sé þe oft manegum scód. It is probable that down to the end of the 7th century, if not still later, the court poets of Northumbria and Mercia continued to celebrate the deeds of Beowulf and of many another hero of ancient days. . I have very few close kinsmen, Hygelac, except for you.

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Beowulf (2007 film)

beowulf poem

Mæg þæs þonne ofþyncan ðéoden Heaðo-Beardna 2032 This then may displease the chief of the Heatho-Bards' ond þegna gehwám þára léoda and every thane of that people, þonne hé mid faémnan on flett gaëð: when he with the maiden walks on the floor: dryhtbearn Dena duguða biwenede, that the noble sons of the Danes, her veteran troop, are entertained, on him gladiað gomelra láfe on them glisten ancient heirlooms, heard ond hringmaél Heaða-Bearna gestréon 2037 hard and ring-adorned, the Heatho-Bards' treasure, þenden híe ðám waépnum wealdan móston. Þanon up hraðe their sea-voyage at an end. Þá mé þæt gelaérdon léode míne Then I was advised that, by my people, þá sélestan snotere ceorlas, 416 the best ones, the clever chaps, þéoden Hróðgár, þæt ic þé sóhte sovereign Hrothgar, that it were thee I should seek, for þan híe mægenes cræft míne cúþon · for that they the force of the strength of mine knew; selfe ofersáwon ðá ic of searwum cwóm themselves had looked on, when I returned from battle, fáh from féondum þaér ic fífe geband · stained with the blood of foes, where I bound five, ýðde eotena cyn ond on ýðum slóg 421 destroyed ogrish kin, and amid the waves slew niceras nihtes · nearoþearfe dréah · by night; I weathered distress in many a tight corner, wræc Wedera níð --wéan áhsodon-- avenged injury done the Wederas --they sought woe-- forgrand gramum ond nú wið Grendel sceal the foes I crushed, and now against Grendel I am bound, wið þám áglaécan ána gehégan with that terrible creature, alone, to settle ðing wið þyrse. Þá of wealle geseah weard Scildinga Then from the wall saw the ward of the Scyldings, sé þe holmclifu healdan scolde · 230 he who the sea-cliffs had the duty to guard, beran ofer bolcan beorhte randas borne over the gang-plank, bright bossed-shields, fyrdsearu fúslicu · hine fyrwyt bræc eager war-devices; in him curiosity broke módgehygdum hwæt þá men waéron · the thoughts of his heart: what these men were; gewát him þá tó waroðe wicge rídan then he went to the shore riding his horse, þegn Hróðgáres · þrymmum cwehte 235 the thane of Hrothgar; he forcefully shook mægenwudu mundum · meþelwordum frægn: his mighty wooden and with formal words asked: 'Hwæt syndon gé searohæbbendra 'What are you armour-wearers byrnum werede þe þus brontne céol bound in byrnies, who thus your ofer lagustraéte laédan cwómon over the leading came, hider ofer holmas? Either had attained the end of this loaned life. Yet his bright helmet guarded his head, which was to mingle with the lake bottom, to seek the mixture of waters, worthied with treasure, clasped with noble chains, just as the weapon-smith worked it in days gone by, adored with wonders, set it around with boar-images, so that afterwards no sword or weapon could bite into it. His breast welled within with darksome thoughts, and these were hardly customary to him. Death had seized her son, and the war-hatred of the Weders.

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