Cynewulf's Christ; An Eighth Century English Epic

Cynewulf's Christ; An Eighth Century English Epic

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...furpor hyrdes Sceppendum sceapan ponne pinum scyppende. Nu ic Sa ealdan race anforlaste Hu pu ast asrestan yfle gehogdes Firen-weorcum forlure past ic Se to fremum sealde pa ic pe goda swa fela forgiefen hasfde And pe on pam eallum eades to lyt Mode puhte gif pu meahte sped 1400 Efen-micle gode agan ne moste. Da pu of pan gefean fremde wurde Feondum to willan feor aworpen Neorxna wonges wlite nyde sceoldes Agiefan geomor.mod gassta epel Earg and unrot ealium bidasled Dugepum and dreamum and pa bidrifen wurde On pas peostran weoruld pasr pu polades sippan Masgen-earfepu micle stunde Sar and swar gewin and sweartne deaS 1410 And asfter hjingonge hreosan sceoldes Hean in helle helpendra leas. Da mec ongon hreowan past min hond-geweorc the bright and blissful riches to enjoy of Paradise, resplendent with its hues, then wouldst tlwu not fulfil the word of Life, but, at the word of thy Bane, didst break My bidding; a treacherous foe, a mischievous destroyer, didst thou obey, rather than thy Creator. Now will I let that ancient story pass, lww at t he first thou didst so ill devise, and didst lose by sin the grace I granted thee; when I had given thee all tliese goodly things, natldess it seemed unto thy mind withal too little bliss, iftliou mightst not possess fulness of power equally with God; tlien thou becamest, to thy foes' delight, an alien to that joy, cast out afar; perforce then hadst thou sadly to forego the charm of Paradise, the spirits' home, --a craven wight and wretched, cut off from all its blessings and its mirths; then wast thou driven into this gloomy world, where thou hast suffered, from that time forth, so long, dire miseries, pain and heavy toil and swarthy death, doomed, after thy going hence, abased to fall down into hell, -with.show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617568
  • 9781236617569