Anglo-Saxon and Norse Poems Chadwick

ISBN: 9781151887405

Published: May 13th 2012

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134 pages


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Anglo-Saxon and Norse Poems  by  Chadwick

Anglo-Saxon and Norse Poems by Chadwick
May 13th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 134 pages | ISBN: 9781151887405 | 9.34 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...with swords that we must sley this web ofMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.

Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...with swords that we must sley this web of battle. 3 Hildr is going to weave, and HjorJrimul, SanngriSr and Svipul with drawn swords.

The spearshaft will snap, the shield will be cleft, and armour will be pierced by the render of the helmet. 4 We are weaving, weaving the web of the spear. Young is the king who owned it in the past. Forth must we step, and make our way into the battle, where the arms of our friends are clashing. 5 We are weaving, weaving the web of the spear, and we shall continue to aid the hero.

Then Gunnr and Gondul who have guarded the prince will look upon the bloody shields of warriors. 6 We are weaving, weaving the web of the spear, while the standard of the valiant warrior is advancing. We shall not suffer him to lose his life. It is for the valkyries to determine who shall be slain. 7 The people who have hitherto occupied only the outlying headlands shall have dominion over the land. I declare that death is ordained for a mighty prince.--Even now the earl has been laid low by the spears.

8 The Irish too will suffer a sorrow which will never be forgotten by men. Now the web has been woven and the field dyed crimson. The news of the disaster will travel throughout the world. 9 It is ghastly now to look around, when blood-red clouds are gathering in the sky. The air is being dyed with the blood of men, while the maidens of battle are singing. 10 Many spells of victory have we chanted well for the young king. May we have luck in our singing And may he who hearkens to the spear-maidens lay learn it and tell it to men.

11 Let us brandish our swords, and gallop our barebacked steeds out hence and away. XII. THE SONATORREK, ETC. Egill Skallagrimsson, the most important of all the poets of Iceland, was born about the year 900 at Borg in Bor...



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