A Translation of the Anglo-Saxon Poem of Beowulf; With a Copious Glossary, Preface and Philological Notes Volume 2

A Translation of the Anglo-Saxon Poem of Beowulf; With a Copious Glossary, Preface and Philological Notes Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...the waves should inj ure it, the winsome wood. Then did he command to bear up the treasure of nobles, the ornament and solid gold: they had not far thence to seek the distributer of treasure, Hygelac Hrethel's son, where he himself with his comrades dwelleth near to the seawall: the house was excellent, the king, a famous chieftain, kept his lofty hall, the very young Hygd, wise and well dignified, although but few years he had dwelt under the enclosure of the city Hseredh's daughter; she was nevertheless not condescending, nor too liberal of gifts, of hoarded treasures, to the people of the Geats; the violent queen of the people exercised violence of mood, a terrible crime; no one of the dear comrades dared to venture upon that beast, save her wedded lord, who daily looked upon her with his eyes, but she allotted to him appointed bonds of slaughter, twisted with hands; soon after, after the clutch of hands, was the matter settled with the knife, so that the excellent sword must apportion the affair, must make known the fatal evil: such is no womanly custom for a lady to accomplish, comely though she be, that the weaver of peace should pursue for his life, should follow with anger a dear man: that indeed disgusted Hemning's kinsman. Others said, while drinking the ale, that she had committed less mighty mischief, less crafty malice, since she was first given surrounded with gold, to the young warrior, the noble beast; since by her father's counsel she sought in a journey over the fallow flood, the palace of Offa, where she afterwards well on her throne in good repute living, enjoyed the living creations, and held high love with the prince of men, the best between two seas of all mankind, of the whole race of men, so far as I have heard: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567277
  • 9781236567277