Anonymous Olde English


Anonymous Olde English Poems

201. Verses 4/7/2010
202. Virelal 4/7/2010
203. Waly, Waly, Love Be Bonny. A Scottish Song 4/7/2010
204. Weep You No More, Sad Fountains 1/1/2004
205. Westron Wynde 4/7/2010
206. When Flora Had O'Erfret The Firth 4/7/2010
207. Willow, Willow, Willow 4/7/2010
208. Zepheria: Canzon. 1 4/7/2010
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Edward, Edward. A Scottish Ballad

MODERN TRANSLATION (original below)

'Why does your sword so drip with blood,
Edward, Edward?
Why does your sword so drip with blood?
And why so sad are ye, O?'
'O, I have killed my hawk so good,
Mother, mother:
O I have killed my hawk so good:
And I had no more but he, O.'

'Your hawk's blood was never so red,
Edward, Edward:
Your hawk’s blood was never so red,
My dear son I tell thee, O.'
'O, I have killed my red-roan steed,
Mother, mother:
O, I have killed my red-roan steed,
That once was so fair and free, O.'

'Your steed was ...

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Beowulf (The Prelude)

PRELUDE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE DANISH HOUSE

LO, praise of the prowess of people-kings
of spear-armed Danes, in days long sped,
we have heard, and what honor the athelings won!
Oft Scyld the Scefing from squadroned foes,
from many a tribe, the mead-bench tore,
awing the earls. Since erst he lay
friendless, a foundling, fate repaid him:

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