Anonymous Olde English

Anonymous Olde English Poems

161. Beowulf (Episode 13) 1/1/2004
162. Beowulf (Episode 17) 1/1/2004
163. Beowulf (Episode 15) 1/1/2004
164. Alli Verifiglioli Delle Muse 4/7/2010
165. The Baffled Knight, Or Lady's Policy 4/7/2010
166. Ancient Boar's Head Carol. In Die Natiuitat 4/7/2010
167. King John And The Abbot Of Canterbury 4/7/2010
168. Adam Lay Ibounden 4/7/2010
169. Robin Hood And The Monk 4/7/2010
170. Beowulf (Episode 20) 1/1/2004
171. Beleeue Me Now I Tell It For No Tale 4/7/2010
172. As Ye Came From The Holy Land 4/7/2010
173. Beowulf (The Prelude) 1/1/2004
174. A Newe Ballade Made Of Thomas Crumwel, Called Trolle On Away 4/7/2010
175. King Leir And His Three Daughters 4/7/2010
176. Athelston 4/7/2010
177. Epitaph Of William Walworth 4/7/2010
178. Balow 4/7/2010
179. Adam Bell, Clym Of The Clough, And William Of Cloudesly 4/7/2010
180. Beowulf (Episode 35) 1/1/2004
181. Gil Morrice. A Scottish Ballad 4/7/2010
182. Beowulf (Episode 05) 1/1/2004
183. Cuckoo Song 4/7/2010
184. A Dyttie To Hey Downe 4/7/2010
185. An Old Epitaph Found In Bedford 4/7/2010
186. Beowulf (Episode 10) 1/1/2004
187. Beowulf (Episode 12) 1/1/2004
188. The Seafarer 4/7/2010
189. A Hymn To The Virgin 4/7/2010
190. Envoy To Alison 4/7/2010
191. Beowulf (Episode 08) 1/1/2004
192. Beowulf (Episode 09) 1/1/2004
193. My Love In Her Attire 4/7/2010
194. A Lamentable Ballad Of The Lady's Fall. To The Tune Of In Pescod Time 4/7/2010
195. A Creature Is That Humane Flesh Deuoures 4/7/2010
196. The Flower And The Leaf 4/7/2010
197. A Robyn, Jolly Robyn 4/7/2010
198. Beowulf (Episode 14) 1/1/2004
199. St. George And The Dragon 4/7/2010
200. A Praise Of His Lady 4/7/2010

Comments about Anonymous Olde English

  • elle leb (1/29/2015 1:35:00 PM)

    His blood is so

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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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Beowulf (The Prelude)


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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