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The Wanderer in Poetic Form 

Lines 99-113

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Poetic Transcription Lines 99-113

Eorlas fornoman         asca şryşe,                                                            &

wæpen wælgifru,         wyrd seo mære,                                  (100)       &     

ond şas stanhleoşu         stormas cnyssağ,                                            &

hriğ hreosende         hrusan bindeğ,                                                       &

wintres woma,         şonne won cymeğ,                                                &

nipeğ nihtscua,         norşan onsendeğ                                                    &

hreo hæglfare         hæleşum on andan.                                    (105)        &

Eall is earfoğlic         eorşan rice,                                                            &

onwendeğ wyrda gesceaft         weoruld under heofonum.                        &

Her biğ feoh læne,         her biğ freond læne,                                           &   

her biğ mon læne,         her biğ mæg læne,                                                &

eal şis eorşan gesteal         idel weorşeğ!"                                (110)        &

Swa cwæğ snottor on mode,         gesæt him sundor æt rune.                    &

Til biş se şe his treowe gehealdeş,         ne sceal næfre his torn to rycene    &

beorn of his breostum acyşan,         nemşe he ær şa bote cunne,             & 

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