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Beowulf

Beowulf

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Beowulf 
 Anonymous 
Tranlatedby Gummere
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Beowulf  
, translated by Gummere is a publication of thePennsylvania State University. This Portable DocumentFile is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk.Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor JimManis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone associated with thePennsylvania State University assumes any responsibility for the material contained within the document or forthe file as an electronic transmission, in any way.
Beowulf  
, translated by Gummere, the Pennsylvania StateUniversity,
Electronic Classics Series 
, Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, Hazleton, PA 18202-1291 is a Portable Docu-ment File produced as part of an ongoing student publi-cation project to bring classical works of literature, inEnglish, to free and easy access of those wishing to makeuse of them.Copyright © 2007 The Pennsylvania State University 
The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university.
 
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Beowulf 
 Anonymous 
Tranlated by Gummere
BEOWULFPRELUDE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE DANISH HOUSE
Lo, praise of the prowess of people-kingsof spear-armed Danes, in days long sped, we have heard, and what honor the athelings won!Oft Scyld the Scefing from squadroned foes,from many a tribe, the mead-bench tore,awing the earls. Since erst he lay friendless, a foundling, fate repaid him:for he waxed under welkin, in wealth he throve,till before him the folk, both far and near, who house by the whale-path, heard his mandate,gave him gifts: a good king he!To him an heir was afterward born,a son in his halls, whom heaven sentto favor the folk, feeling their woethat erst they had lacked an earl for leader

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