The Phoenix Back to lines 101 - 200
■Šr se wilda fugel in ■am westenne
ofer heanne beam hus getimbre­,
wlitig ond wynsum, ond gewica­ ■Šr
sylf in ■am solere, ond ymbsete­ utan
205 in ■am leafsceade lic ond fe■re
on healfa gehware halgum stencum
ond ■am Š■elestum eor■an bledum.
208 Site­ si■es fus. ■onne swegles gim
on sumeres tid, sunne hatost,
210 ofer sceadu scine­ ond gesceapu dreoge­,
woruld geondwlite­, ■onne weor­e­ his
hus onhŠted ■urh hador swegl.
Wyrta wearmia­, willsele styme­
swetum swŠccum, ■onne on swole byrne­
215 ■urh fyres feng fugel mid neste.
216 BŠl bi­ onŠled. ■onne brond ■ece­
heorodreorges hus, hreoh onette­,
fealo lig feorma­ ond fenix byrne­,
fyrngearum frod. ■onne fyr ■ige­
220 lŠnne lichoman; lif bi­ on si­e,
fŠges feorhhord, ■onne flŠsc ond ban
222 adleg Šle­. HwŠ■re him eft cyme­
Šfter fyrstmearce feorh edniwe,
si■■an ■a yslan eft onginna­
225 Šfter lig■rŠce lucan togŠdre,
geclungne to cleowenne. ■onne clŠne bi­
beorhtast nesta, bŠle forgrunden
hea■orofes hof; hra bi­ acolad,
banfŠt gebrocen, ond se bryne swe■ra­.
230 ■onne of ■am ade Šples gelicnes
on ■Šre ascan bi­ eft gemeted,
of ■am weaxe­ wyrm, wundrum fŠger,
swylce he of Šgerum ut alŠde,
scir of scylle. ■onne on sceade weaxe­,
235 ■Št he Šrest bi­ swylce earnes brid,
fŠger fugeltimber; ­onne fur■or gin
wrida­ on wynnum, ■Št he bi­ wŠstmum gelic
ealdum earne, and Šfter ■on
fe■rum gefrŠtwad, swylc he Št frym­e wŠs,
240 beorht geblowen. ■onne brŠd weor■e­
eal edniwe eft acenned,
242 synnum asundrad, sumes onlice
swa mon to ondleofne eor­an wŠstmas
on hŠrfeste ham gelŠde­,
245 wiste wynsume, Šr wintres cyme,
on rypes timan, ■y lŠs hi renes scur
awyrde under wolcnum; ■Šr hi wra­e meta­,
fodor■ege gefean, ■onne forst ond snaw
mid ofermŠgne eor■an ■ecca­
250 wintergewŠdum. Of ■am wŠstmum sceal
eorla eadwela eft alŠdan
■urh cornes gecynd, ■e Šr clŠne bi­
sŠd onsawen. ■onne sunnan glŠm
on lenctenne, lifes tacen,
255 wece­ woruldgestreon, ■Št ■a wŠstmas beo­
■urh agne gecynd eft acende,
foldan frŠtwe. Swa se fugel weor■e­,
gomel Šfter gearum, geong edniwe,
flŠsce bifongen. No he foddor ■ige­,
260 mete on moldan, nemne meledeawes
dŠl gebyrge, se dreose­ oft
Št middre nihte; bi ■on se modga his
feorh afede­, o■■Št fyrngesetu,
agenne eard, eft gesece­.
265 ■onne bi­ aweaxen wyrtum in gemonge
fugel fe■rum deal; feorh bi­ niwe,
geong, geofona ful, ■onne he of greote his
lic leo■ucrŠftig, ■Št Šr lig fornom,
somna­, swoles lafe, searwum gegŠdra­
270 ban gebrosnad, Šfter bŠl■rŠce,
ond ■onne gebringe­ ban ond yslan,
ades lafe, eft Štsomne,
ond ■onne ■Št wŠlreaf wyrtum bitelde­,
fŠgre gefrŠtwed. ­onne afysed bi­
275 agenne eard eft to secan.
276 ■onne fotum ymbfeh­ fyres lafe,
clam biclyppe­, ond his cy■■u eft,
sunbeorht gesetu, sece­ on wynnum,
eadig e■ellond. Eall bi­ geniwad
280 feorh ond fe■erhoma, swa he Št frym■e wŠs,
■a hine Šrest god on ■one Š■elan wong
sigorfŠst sette. He his sylfes ■Šr
ban gebringe­, ■a Šr brondes wylm
on beorhstede bŠle for■ylmde,
285 ascan to eacan. ■onne eal geador
bebyrge­ beaducrŠftig ban ond yslan
on ■am ealonde. Bi­ him edniwe
■Šre sunnan segn, ■onne swegles leoht,
gimma gladost, ofer garsecg up,
290 Š■eltungla wyn, eastan lixe­.
291 Is se fugel fŠger forweard hiwe,
bleobrygdum fag ymb ■a breost foran.
Is him ■Št heafod hindan grene,
wrŠtlice wrixled, wurman geblonden.
295 ■onne is se finta fŠgre gedŠled,
sum brun, sum basu, sum blacum splottum
searolice beseted. Sindon ■a fi■ru
hwit hindanweard, ond se hals grene
nio■oweard ond ufeweard, ond ■Št nebb lixe­
300 swa glŠs o■■e gim, geaflas scyne
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