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The Wanderer in Poetic Form 

Lines 17-34

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Poetic Transcription Line 17-34

Foršon domgeorne         dreorigne oft                        &

in hyra breostcofan         bindaš fęste;                        &

swa ic modsefan         minne sceolde,                            &

oft earmcearig,         ešle bidęled,                    (20)    &

freomęgum feor         feterum sęlan,                            &

sižžan geara iu         goldwine minne                                &

hrusan heolstre biwrah,         ond ic hean žonan                    &

wod wintercearig         ofer wažema gebind,                        &

sohte sele dreorig         sinces bryttan,                     (25)        &

hwęr ic feor ožže neah         findan meahte                        &

žone že in meoduhealle         min mine wisse,                    &

ožže mec freondleasne         frefran wolde,                        &

weman mid wynnum.         Wat se že cunnaš,                        &

hu sližen biš         sorg to geferan,                            (30)           &

žam že him lyt hafaš         leofra geholena.                                &

Waraš hine wręclast,         nales wunden gold,                        &

feršloca freorig,         nalęs foldan blęd.                                &

Gemon he selesecgas         ond sincžege,                                 &

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