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Old English Shorter Poems, Volume II

Wisdom and Lyric

Edited and translated by Robert E. Bjork

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674053069

Publication Date: 04/28/2014


  • Introduction
    • 1. The Metrical Charms
    • 2. Gnomic and Proverbial Poetry and Widsith
    • 3. Wisdom Poetry
    • 4. Lyric and Elegy
  • Poems from The Exeter Book
    • The Wanderer
    • The Gifts of Mortals
    • Precepts
    • The Seafarer
    • Vainglory
    • Widsith
    • The Fortunes of Mortals
    • Maxims I
    • The Order of the World
    • The Rhyming Poem
    • Deor
    • Wulf and Eadwacer
    • The Wife’s Lament
    • Resignation (B): An Exile’s Lament
    • Pharaoh
    • The Husband’s Message
    • The Ruin
  • Poems from The Anglo-Saxon Minor Poems
    • Durham
    • The Rune Poem
    • Solomon and Saturn
    • Maxims II
    • A Proverb from Winfrid’s Time
    • Bede’s Death Song
    • Latin-English Proverbs
    • Metrical Charm 1: For Unfruitful Land
    • Metrical Charm 2: The Nine Herbs Charm
    • Metrical Charm 3: Against a Dwarf
    • Metrical Charm 4: For a Stabbing Pain
    • Metrical Charm 5: For Loss of Cattle
    • Metrical Charm 6: For Delayed Birth
    • Metrical Charm 7: For the Water-Elf Disease
    • Metrical Charm 8: For a Swarm of Bees
    • Metrical Charm 9: For Loss of Cattle
    • Metrical Charm 10: For Loss of Cattle
    • Metrical Charm 11: A Journey Charm
    • Metrical Charm 12: Against a Wen
  • Note on the Texts
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes to the Texts
  • Notes to the Translations
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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