Anonymous Olde English


Anonymous Olde English Poems

1. King Estmere 4/7/2010
2. The Woefull Lamentation Of Jane Shore 4/7/2010
3. The Child Of Elle 4/7/2010
4. The Heir Of Linne 4/7/2010
5. The Braes O' Yarrow 4/7/2010
6. The Lady Turned Serving-Man 4/7/2010
7. The Not-Browne Mayd 4/7/2010
8. The Shepherd's Address To His Muse 4/7/2010
9. The Forsaken Bride 4/7/2010
10. The Knight And Shepherd's Daughter 4/7/2010
11. The Burning Of Paules 4/7/2010
12. The Lover In Winter Plaineth For The Spring 4/7/2010
13. To Her Sea-Faring Lover 4/7/2010
14. Virelal 4/7/2010
15. When Flora Had O'Erfret The Firth 4/7/2010
16. Zepheria: Canzon. 1 4/7/2010
17. The Nut-Brown Maid 4/7/2010
18. The Battle Of Otterburn 4/7/2010
19. The Wright's Chaste Wife 4/7/2010
20. The Ew-Bughts Marion. A Scottish Song. 4/7/2010
21. The Fyftene Loyes Of Maryage 4/7/2010
22. The Legend Of Sir Guy 4/7/2010
23. The Story Of Ill May Day, In The Reign Of King Henry Viii 4/7/2010
24. The Jolly Beggar I 4/7/2010
25. Johnny Armstrong (Original) 4/7/2010
26. The Marriage Of Sir Gawaine 4/7/2010
27. Towneley Plays. The Shepherds' Play, Ii. 4/7/2010
28. The Frolicksome Duke, Or The Tinker's Good Fortune 4/7/2010
29. This World's Joy 4/7/2010
30. The Menologium. (Preface To The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles) 4/7/2010
31. The Birch Trees 4/7/2010
32. Little Musgrave And Lady Barnard 4/7/2010
33. Foweles In The Frith 4/7/2010
34. King Arthur's Death. A Fragment. 4/7/2010
35. It Seemes That Tunis Is An Auncient Towne 4/7/2010
36. Corydon's Doleful Knell 4/7/2010
37. The Avowyng Of Arthur 4/7/2010
38. The Wandering Jew 4/7/2010
39. The Jew's Daughter 4/7/2010
40. Verses 4/7/2010

Comments about Anonymous Olde English

  • elle leb (1/29/2015 1:35:00 PM)

    His blood is so red.red.red.Edward.Edward.

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  • David Burger (2/3/2011 6:00:00 PM)

    How can anyone read this and not consider it an anti-Semitic diatribe? Does something so hateful really belong on this website? Wold it were it directed against say, a Black or a Hispanic or a Muslim? Shame on whoever allowed this poem on poemhunter.

Best Poem of Anonymous Olde English

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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Episode 39

IT was heavy hap for that hero young
on his lord beloved to look and find him
lying on earth with life at end,
sorrowful sight. But the slayer too,
awful earth-dragon, empty of breath,
lay felled in fight, nor, fain of its treasure,
could the writhing monster rule it more.
For edges of iron had ended its days,
hard and battle-sharp, hammers' leaving;

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