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The Meters of Boethius Meter 6 (in old English) Anglo-Saxon

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Published on Sep 11, 2010

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

ða se wisdom eft wordhord onleac,
sang soðcwidas, and þus selfa cwæð:
ðonne sio sunne sweotolost scineð,
hadrost of hefone, hræðe bioð aðistrod
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ealle ofir eorðan oðre steorran,
forðæm hiora birhtu ne bið auht
to gesettane wið þære sunnan leoht.
ðonne smolte blæwð suðan and westan
wind under wolcnum. þonne weaxeð hraðe
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feldes blostman, fægen þæt hi moton.
Ac se stearca storm, þonne he strong cymð
norðan and eastan, he genimeð hraðe
þære rosan wlite, and eac þa ruman sæ
norðerne yst nede gebædeð,
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þæt hio strange geondstyred on staðu beateð.
Eala, þæt on eorðan auht fæstlices
weorces on worulde ne wunað æfre!

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