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innan ond utan. Is seo eaggebyrd
stearc ond hiwe stane gelicast,
gladum gimme, ■onne in goldfate
smi■a or■oncum biseted weor■e­.
305 Is ymb ■one sweoran, swylce sunnan hring,
beaga beorhtast brogden fe­rum.
WrŠtlic is seo womb neo■an, wundrum fŠger,
scir ond scyne. Is se scyld ufan
frŠtwum gefeged ofer ■Šs fugles bŠc.
310 Sindon ■a scancan scyllum biweaxen,
311 fealwe fotas. Se fugel is on hiwe
ŠghwŠs Šnlic, onlicost pean,
wynnum geweaxen, ■Šs gewritu secga­.
Nis he hinderweard, ne hygegŠlsa,
315 swar ne swongor, swa sume fuglas,
■a ■e late ■urh lyft laca­ fi■rum,
ac he is snel ond swift ond swi■e leoht,
wlitig ond wynsum, wuldre gemearcad.
Ece is se Š■eling se ■e him ■Št ead gefe­!
320 ■onne he gewite­ wongas secan,
his ealdne eard, of ■isse e■eltyrf.
Swa se fugel fleoge­, folcum o­eawe­
mongum monna geond middangeard,
■onne somnia­ su■an ond nor■an,
325 eastan ond westan, eoredciestum,
fara­ feorran ond nean folca ■ry■um
■Šr hi sceawia■ scyppendes giefe
fŠgre on ■am fugle, swa him Št fruman sette
sigora so­cyning sellicran gecynd,
330 frŠtwe fŠgerran ofer fugla cyn.
­onne wundria­ weras ofer eor■an
wlite ond wŠstma, ond gewritum cy■a­,
mundum mearcia­ on marmstane,
hwonne se dŠg ond seo tid dryhtum geeawe
335 frŠtwe flyhthwates. ­onne fugla cynn
on healfa gehwone heapum ■ringa­,
siga­ sidwegum, songe lofia­,
mŠra­ modigne meaglum reordum,
ond swa ■one halgan hringe betelda­
340 flyhte on lyfte; fenix bi■ on middum,
■reatum bi■rungen. ■eoda wlita­,
wundrum wafia­, hu seo wilgedryht
wildne weor■ia­, worn Šfter o■rum,
crŠftum cy■a­ ond for cyning mŠra­
345 leofne leodfruman, lŠda­ mid wynnum
Š■elne to earde, o■■Št se anhoga
o­fleoge­, fe■rum snel, ■Št him gefylgan ne mŠg
drymendra gedryht, ■onne dugu­a wyn
of ■isse eor■an tyrf e■el sece­.
350 Swa se gesŠliga Šfter swylthwile
his ealdcy­■e eft geneosa­,
fŠgre foldan. Fugelas cyrra­
from ■am gu­frecan geomormode
eft to earde. ■onne se Š■eling bi­
355 giong in geardum. God ana wat,
cyning Šlmihtig, hu his gecynde bi­,
wifhades ■e weres; ■Št ne wat Šnig
monna cynnes, butan meotod ana,
hu ■a wisan sind wundorlice,
360 fŠger fyrngesceap, ymb ■Šs fugles gebyrd.
361 ■Šr se eadga mot eardes neotan,
wyllestreama wuduholtum in,
wunian in wonge, o■■Št wintra bi­
■usend urnen. ■onne him weor■e­
365 ende lifes; hine ad ■ece­
■urh Šledfyr. HwŠ■re eft cyme­
aweaht wrŠtlice wundrum to life.
For■on he drusende dea­ ne bisorga­,
sare swyltcwale, ■e him symle wat
370 Šfter lig■rŠce lif edniwe,
feorh Šfter fylle, ■onne fromlice
■urh briddes had gebreadad weor­e­
eft of ascan, edgeong wese­
under swegles hleo. Bi­ him self gehwŠ­er
375 sunu ond swŠs fŠder, ond symle eac
eft yrfeweard ealdre lafe.
Forgeaf him se meahta moncynnes fruma
■Št he swa wrŠtlice weor■an sceolde
eft ■Št ilce ■Št he Šr ■on wŠs,
380 fe■rum bifongen, ■eah hine fyr nime.
381 Swa ■Št ece lif eadigra gehwylc
Šfter sarwrŠce sylf geceose­
■urh deorcne dea­, ■Št he dryhtnes mot
Šfter geardagum geofona neotan
385 on sindreamum, ond si■■an a
wunian in wuldre weorca to leane.
■isses fugles gecynd fela gelices
388 bi ■am gecornum Cristes ■egnum
beacna­ in burgum, hu hi beorhtne gefean
390 ■urh fŠder fultum on ■as frecnan tid
healda■ under heofonum, ond him heanne blŠd
in ■am uplican e­le gestryna■.
393 Habba■ we geascad ■Št se Šlmihtiga
worhte wer ond wif ■urh his wundra sped,
395 ond hi ■a gesette on ■one selestan
foldan sceata, ■one fira bearn
nemna­ neorxnawong, ■Šr him nŠnges wŠs
eades onsyn, ■enden eces word,
halges hleo■orcwide, healdan woldan
400 on ■am niwan gefean. ■Šr him ni■ gescod,
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