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The Wanderer in Poetic Form 

Lines 83-99

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Poetic Transcription Lines 83-99

deaše gedęlde,         sumne dreorighleor                                            &

in eoršscręfe         eorl gehydde.                                                        &

Yžde swa žisne eardgeard         ęlda scyppend                 (85)             &

ožžęt burgwara         breahtma lease                                                   &

eald enta geweorc         idlu stodon.                                                    &

Se žonne žisne wealsteal         wise gežohte                                           &

ond žis deorce lif         deope geondženceš,                                        &

frod in ferše,         feor oft gemon                                        (90)                &

węlsleahta worn,        ond žas word acwiš:                                            &

"Hwęr cwom mearg? Hwęr cwom mago?     Hwęr cwom mažžumgyfa&

Hwęr cwom symbla gesetu?         Hwęr sindon seledreamas?                   &

Eala beorht bune!         Eala byrnwiga!                                                    &

Eala žeodnes žrym!         Hu seo žrag gewat,                        (95)            &

genap under nihthelm,         swa heo no węre.                                        &

Stondeš nu on laste         leofre duguže                                                    &

weal wundrum heah,         wyrmlicum fah.                                                &

Eorlas fornoman         asca žryže,                                                            &

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