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c.1000_-_The_Tale_of_Beowulf_-_Morris-Wyatt_1895

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The Tale of Beowulf
William Morris
 
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The Tale of Beowulf............................................................................................................................................1
William Morris........................................................................................................................................2ARGUMENT...........................................................................................................................................4THE STORY OF BEOWULF.................................................................................................................6I. AND FIRSTOF THE KINDRED OF HROTHGAR.........................................................................7II. CONCERNING HROTHGAR, AND HOW HE BUILT THE HOUSE CALLED HART. ALSOGRENDEL ISTOLD OF........................................................................................................................9 III. HOW GRENDEL FELL UPON HART AND WASTED IT..........................................................11IV. NOW COMES BEOWULF ECGTHEOW'S SON TO THE LAND OF THE DANES, ANDTHE WALL−WARDEN SPEAKETH WITH HIM.............................................................................13V. HERE BEOWULF MAKES ANSWER TO THE LAND−WARDEN, WHO SHOWETH HIMTHE WAY TOTHE KING'S ABODE................................................................................................15VI. BEOWULFAND THE GEATS COME INTO HART...................................................................17VII. BEOWULFSPEAKETH WITH HROTHGAR, AND TELLETH HOW HE WILL MEETGRENDEL............................................................................................................................................19VIII. HROTHGAR ANSWERETH BEOWULF AND BIDDETH HIM SIT TO THE FEAST..........21IX. UNFERTHCONTENDETH IN WORDSWITH BEOWULF.......................................................22X. BEOWULFMAKES AN END OF HIS TALE OF THE SWIMMING. WEALHTHEOW,HROTHGAR'SQUEEN, GREETS HIM; AND HROTHGAR DELIVERS TO HIM THEWARDING OFTHE HALL.................................................................................................................24XI. NOW IS BEOWULF LEFT IN THE HALL ALONE WITH HIS MEN.......................................27XII. GRENDELCOMETH INTO HART: OF THESTRIFE BETWIXT HIM ANDBEOWULF...........................................................................................................................................29XIII. BEOWULF HATH THE VICTORY: GRENDEL IS HURT DEADLY AND LEAVETHHAND AND ARM IN THE HALL......................................................................................................31 XIV. THE DANES REJOICE; THEY GO TO LOOK ON THE SLOT OF GRENDEL, ANDCOME BACKTO HART, AND ON THE WAY MAKE MERRY WITH RACING AND THETELLING OFTALES..........................................................................................................................33XV. KING HROTHGAR AND HIS THANES LOOK ON THE ARM OF GRENDEL.CONVERSEBETWIXT HROTHGAR AND BEOWULF CONCERNING THE BATTLE.........35XVI. HROTHGAR GIVETH GIFTS TO BEOWULF..........................................................................37XVII. THEY FEAST IN HART. THE GLEEMAN SINGS OF FINN AND HENGEST..................39XVIII. THE ENDING OF THE TALE OF FINN.................................................................................41XIX. MORE GIFTS ARE GIVEN TO BEOWULF. THEBRISING COLLAR TOLD OF..............43XX. GRENDEL'S DAM BREAKS INTO HART AND BEARS OFF AESCHERE.........................45XXI. HROTHGAR LAMENTS THE SLAYING OF AESCHERE, AND TELLS OFGRENDEL'S MOTHER AND HER DEN...........................................................................................47XXII. THEY FOLLOW GRENDEL'S DAM TO HER LAIR..............................................................49XXIII. BEOWULF REACHETH THE MERE−BOTTOM IN A DAY'S WHILE, ANDCONTENDS WITH GRENDEL'S DAM.............................................................................................51XXIV. BEOWULF SLAYETH GRENDEL'S DAM, SMITETH OFF GRENDEL'S HEAD,AND COMETH BACK WITH HIS THANES TO HART................................................................53XXV. CONVERSE OF HROTHGAR WITH BEOWULF...................................................................55XXVI. MORE CONVERSE OF HROTHGAR AND BEOWULF: THE GEATS MAKE THEMREADY FOR DEPARTURE...............................................................................................................57XXVII. BEOWULF BIDS HROTHGAR FAREWELL: THE GEATS FARE TO SHIP..................59XXVIII. BEOWULF COMES BACK TO HIS LAND. OF THE TALE OF THRYTHO.................61XXIX. BEOWULF TELLS HYGELAC OF HROTHGAR: ALSO OF FREAWARU HIS
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DAUGHTER.........................................................................................................................................63XXX. BEOWULF FOREBODES ILL FROM THE WEDDING OF FREAWARU: HE TELLSOF GRENDELAND HIS DAM..........................................................................................................65XXXI. BEOWULF GIVES HROTHGAR'S GIFTS TO HYGELAC, AND BY HIM ISREWARDED.OF THE DEATH OF HYGELAC AND OF HEARDRED HIS SON, ANDHOW BEOWULF IS KING OF THE GEATS: THE WORM IS FIRST TOLD OF........................68XXXII. HOW THE WORM CAME TO THE HOWE, AND HOW HE WAS ROBBED OF ACUP; AND HOW HE FELL ON THE FOLK....................................................................................70 XXXIII. THE WORM BURNS BEOWULF'S HOUSE, AND BEOWULF GETS READY TOGO AGAINSTHIM. BEOWULF'S EARLY DEEDS IN BATTLE WITH THE HETWARETOLD OF..............................................................................................................................................72XXXIV. BEOWULF GOES AGAINST THE WORM. HE TELLS OF HEREBEALD ANDHÆTHCYN..........................................................................................................................................74XXXV. BEOWULF TELLS OF PAST FEUDS, AND BIDS FAREWELL TO HIS FELLOWS:HE FALLS ON THE WORM, AND THE BATTLE OF THEM BEGINS.......................................76XXXVI. WIGLAF SON OF WEOHSTAN GOES TO THE HELP OFBEOWULF:NÆGLING, BEOWULF'S SWORD, IS BROKEN ON THE WORM.............................................79XXXVII. THEYTWO SLAY THE WORM. BEOWULF IS WOUNDED DEADLY: HEBIDDETH WIGLAF BEAR OUT THE TREASURE.........................................................................81XXXVIII. BEOWULF BEHOLDETH THE TREASURE AND PASSETH AWAY..........................83XXXIX. WIGLAF CASTETH SHAME ON THOSE FLEERS...........................................................85XL. WIGLAF SENDETH TIDING TO THE HOST: THE WORDS OF THE MESSENGER...........87XLI. MORE WORDS OF THE MESSENGER. HOW HEFEARS THE SWEDES WHENTHEY WOT OF BEOWULF DEAD...................................................................................................89XLII. THEY GO TO LOOK ON THE FIELD OF DEED....................................................................92XLIII. OF THE BURIAL OF BEOWULF............................................................................................94Errors and Inconsistencies...................................................................................................................101
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