Riddle 44

Ed. Murray McGillivray. Online Corpus of Old English Poetry (OCOEP). Completed edition. This file last updated 28/5/07.

Wrætlic hongað    bi weres þeo,
frean under sceate.    Foran is þyrel.
Bið stiþ ond heard.    Stede hafað godne.
Þonne se esne    his agen hrægl
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ofer cneo hefeð,    wile þæt cuþe hol
mid his hangellan    heafde gretan
þæt he efenlang ær    oft gefylde.