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Gesihþ þæs 1. Ferses Wīdsīðes

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 | adihtan fruman]

Fers i[adihtan | adihtan fruman]

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 | adihtan fruman]

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 | adihtan fruman]

"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 | adihtan fruman]

ond Alexandreas

ealra rīcost
monna cynnes,
ond hē mǣst geþāh
þāra þe ic ofer foldan
gefrægen hæbbe.
ætla wēold Hunum,
Eormanrīc Gotum,
Becca Baningum,

Burgendum Gifica.

Fers u[adihtan | adihtan fruman]

Cāsere wēold Crēacum

ond Cælic Finnum,
Hagena Holmrygum
ond Heoden Glommum.
Witta wēold Swǣfum,
Wada Hælsingum,
Meaca Myrgingum,
Mearchealf Hundingum.
Þēodric wēold Froncum,

þyle Rondingum,

Fers ui[adihtan | adihtan fruman]

Breoca Brondingum,

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

Helm Wulfingum,

Fers uii[adihtan | adihtan fruman]

Wald Wōingum,

Wōd þyringum,
Sæferð Sycgum,
Swēom Ongendþēow,
Sceafthere Ymbrum,
Sceafa Longbeardum,
Hūn Hætwerum
ond Holen Wrosnum.
Hringweald wæs hāten

Herefarena cyning.

Fers uiii[adihtan | adihtan fruman]

Offa wēold Ongle,

Alewih Denum;
se wæs þāra manna
mōdgast ealra,
nō hwæþre hē ofer Offan
eorlscype fremede,
ac Offa geslōg
ǣrest monna,
cnihtwesende,

cynerīca mǣst.

Fers uiiii[adihtan | adihtan fruman]

Nǣnig efeneald him

eorlscipe māran
on orette.
Āne sweorde
merce gemǣrde
wið Myrgingum
bi Fifeldore;
hēoldon forð siþþan
Engle ond Swǣfe,

swā hit Offa geslōg.

Fers x[adihtan | adihtan fruman]

Hrōpþwulf ond Hrōðgār

hēoldon lengest
sibbe ætsomne
suhtorfædran,
siþþan hȳ forwrǣcon
wīcinga cynn
ond Ingeldes
ord forbīgdan,
forhēowan æt Heorote

Heaðobeardna þrym.

Fers xi[adihtan | adihtan fruman]

mænan fore mengo

in meoduhealle
hū mē cynegōde
cystum dohten.
Ic wæs mid Hūnum
ond mid Hrēðgotum,
mid Swēom ond mid Gēatum
ond mid Sūþdenum.
Mid Wenlum ic wæs ond mid Wærnum

ond mid wīcingum.

Fers xii[adihtan | adihtan fruman]

Mid Gefþum ic wæs ond mid Winedum

ond mid Gefflegum.
Mid Englum ic wæs ond mid Swǣfum
ond mid ǣnenum.
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 | adihtan fruman]

ond mid Burgendum,

þǣr ic bēag geþāh;
mē þǣr Gūðhere forgeaf
glædlicne māþþum
songes to lēane.
Næs þæt sǣne cyning!
Mid Froncum ic wæs ond mid Frysum
ond mid Frumtingum.
Mid Rūgum ic wæs ond mid Glommum

ond mid Rūmwalum.

Fers xiiii[adihtan | adihtan fruman]

Mid Sercingum ic wæs

ond mid Seringum;
mid Crēacum ic wæs ond mid Finnum
ond mid Cāsere,
se þe wīnburga
geweald āhte,
wiolena ond wilna,
ond Wala rīces.
Mid Scottum ic wæs ond mid Peohtum

ond mid Scridefinnum;

Fers xu[adihtan | adihtan fruman]

mid Lidwīcingum ic wæs ond mid Leonum

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

ond mid Myrgingum,

Fers xui[adihtan | adihtan fruman]

ond Mofdingum

ond ongend Myrgingum,
ond mid Amothingum.
Mid Ēastþyringum ic wæs
ond mid Eolum ond mid Istum
ond Idumingum.
Ond ic wæs mid Eormanrīce
ealle þrāge,
þǣr mē Gotena cyning
gōde dohte;

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