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Wīdsīð is lēoþ þe hæfþ lange tale mid ealdum mǣgðum and beorncyningas þāra naman and lof cunnod Angelþēod and hiere nēahfolc in þǣm 6. gearhundrede, þǣrof se mǣsta dǣl is of Germanie þǣre Folcwanderungylde.

Manig sind þās folc and mǣgþa, and manig sind in stǣre forloren.

Þæt weorc[adihtan]

Fers i[adihtan]

Widsið maðolade

wordhord onlēac,
se þe monna mǣst
mǣgþa ofer eorþan,
folca geondfērde;
oft hē on flette geþāh
mynelicne māþþum.

Him from Myrgingum

Fers ii[adihtan]

æþele onwōcon.

He mid Ealhhilde,
fælre freoþuwebban,
forman sīþe
Hrēðcyninges
hām gesōhte
ēastan of Ongle,
Eormanrīces,
wrāþes wǣrlogan.

Ongon þa worn sprecan

Fers iii[adihtan]

"Fela ic monna gefrægn

mǣgþum wealdan!
Sceal þēodna gehwylc
þēawum lifgan,
eorl æfter ōþrum
ēðle rǣdan,
se þe his þēodenstōl
geþēon wile.
Þāra wæs Hwala

hwīle sēlast

Fers 'iiii'[adihtan]

ond Alexandreas

ealra ricost
monna cynnes,
ond he mæst geþah
þara þe ic ofer foldan
gefrægen hæbbe.
ætla weold Hunum,
Eormanric Gotum,
Becca Baningum,

Burgendum Gifica.

Fers u[adihtan]

Casere weold Creacum

ond Cælic Finnum,
Hagena Holmrygum
ond Heoden Glommum.
Witta weold Swæfum,
Wada Hælsingum,
Meaca Myrgingum,
Mearchealf Hundingum.
þeodric weold Froncum,

þyle Rondingum,

Fers ui[adihtan]

Breoca Brondingum,

Billing Wernum.
Oswine weold Eowum
ond Ytum Gefwulf,
Fin Folcwalding
Fresna cynne.
Sigehere lengest
Sædenum weold,
Hnæf Hocingum,

Helm Wulfingum,

Fers uii[adihtan]

Wald Woingum,

Wod þyringum,
Sæferð Sycgum,
Sweom Ongendþeow,
Sceafthere Ymbrum,
Sceafa Longbeardum,
Hun Hætwerum
ond Holen Wrosnum.
Hringweald wæs haten

Herefarena cyning.

Fers uiii[adihtan]

Offa weold Ongle,

Alewih Denum;
se wæs þara manna
modgast ealra,
no hwæþre he ofer Offan
eorlscype fremede,
ac Offa geslog
ærest monna,
cnihtwesende,

cynerica mæst.

Fers uiiii[adihtan]

Nænig efeneald him

eorlscipe maran
on orette.
Ane sweorde
merce gemærde
wið Myrgingum
bi Fifeldore;
heoldon forð siþþan
Engle ond Swæfe,

swa hit Offa geslog.

Fers x[adihtan]

Hroþwulf ond Hroðgar

heoldon lengest
sibbe ætsomne
suhtorfædran,
siþþan hy forwræcon
wicinga cynn
ond Ingeldes
ord forbigdan,
forheowan æt Heorote

Heaðobeardna þrym.

Fers xi[adihtan]

mænan fore mengo

in meoduhealle
hu me cynegode
cystum dohten.
Ic wæs mid Hunum
ond mid Hreðgotum,
mid Sweom ond mid Geatum
ond mid Suþdenum.
Mid Wenlum ic wæs ond mid Wærnum

ond mid wicingum.

Fers xii[adihtan]

Mid Gefþum ic wæs ond mid Winedum

ond mid Gefflegum.
Mid Englum ic wæs ond mid Swæfum
ond mid ænenum.
Mid Seaxum ic wæs ond Sycgum
ond mid Sweordwerum.
Mid Hronum ic wæs ond mid Deanum
ond mid Heaþoreamum.
Mid þyringum ic wæs

ond mid þrowendum,

Fers xiii[adihtan]

ond mid Burgendum,

þær ic beag geþah;
me þær Guðhere forgeaf
glædlicne maþþum
songes to leane.
Næs þæt sæne cyning!
Mid Froncum ic wæs ond mid Frysum
ond mid Frumtingum.
Mid Rugum ic wæs ond mid Glommum

ond mid Rumwalum.

Fers xiiii[adihtan]

Mid Sercingum ic wæs

ond mid Seringum;
mid Creacum ic wæs ond mid Finnum
ond mid Casere,
se þe winburga
geweald ahte,
wiolena ond wilna,
ond Wala rices.
Mid Scottum ic wæs ond mid Peohtum

ond mid Scridefinnum;

Fers xu[adihtan]

mid Lidwicingum ic wæs ond mid Leonum

ond mid Longbeardum,
mid hæðnum ond mid hæleþum
ond mid Hundingum.
Mid Israhēlum ic wæs
ond mid Exsyringum,
mid Ebreum ond mid Indeum
ond mid Egyptum.
Mid Moidum ic wæs ond mid Persum

ond mid Myrgingum,

Fers xui[adihtan]

ond Mofdingum

ond ongend Myrgingum,
ond mid Amothingum.
Mid Eastþyringum ic wæs
ond mid Eolum ond mid Istum
ond Idumingum.
Ond ic wæs mid Eormanrice
ealle þrage,
þær me Gotena cyning
gode dohte;

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