Anglo-Saxon Riddles of the Exeter Book/Annotated/45
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45 (k-d 70)
|It is a splendid thing when one knows not its ways.
It sings through its sides. Its neck is curved.
and cunningly wrought. It has two shoulders,
which are sharp, on its back. It follows its fate,
when it stands by the road, so handsomely there,
tall and bright-hued; useful to good men.
|Wiht is wrætlic þam þe
wisan ne conn|
singeð þurh sidan is se sweora wōh
orþoncum geworht hafaþ eaxle
scearp on gescyldrum his . . .
. . .
þe swa wrætlice be wege stonde
heah hleortorht hæleþum to nytte