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XXI.

THE BATTLE OF BRUNANBURH.

[From the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.]

An. dccccxxxvii.

Hēr Æðelstān cyning,  eorla drihten,
beorna bēahgifa,  and his brōðor eac,
Ēadmund æðeling,  ealdorlangne tīr
geslōgon æt sæcce  sweorda ęcgum
5ymbe Brunanburh :  bordweall clufon,[5]
hēowon heaðolinde  hamora lāfum,
eaforan Ēadweardes ;  swā him geæðele wæs
fram cnēomāgum,  ðæt hī æt campe oft
wið lāðra gehwæne  land ealgodon,
10hord and hāmas.  Hęttend crungon,[10]
Scotta leode  and scipflotan,
fǣge feollon :  feld dennode
sęcga swāte,  siþþan sunne ūpp
on morgentīd,  mǣre tungol,
15glād ofer grundas,  Godes candel beorht,[15]
ēces Drihtnes,  oð sīo æðele gesceaft
sāh to setle.  Ðær læg sęcg mǫnig
gārum āgēted,  guma Norðerna
ofer scyld scoten,  swylce Scyttisc ēac
20wērig wīges-sæd.  Wesseaxe forð[20]
andlangne dæg  ēoredcystum
on lāst lęgdon  lāðum ðēodum;
heowon hęreflȳman  hindan ðearle