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The Old English Physiologus

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Author: Albert S. Cook
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,341 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 267
Added to site: 2005.02.26
mnybks.net#: 9787
Genre: Poetry
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[=y]ðe þe [=u]s t[=o] giefe d[=æ]leð
and t[=o] feorhnere Fæder ælmihtig,
and se [=a]nga Hyht ealra gesceafta
uppe ge niþre.' Þæt is æþele stenc.


From every side all men whose hearts were true,
Throughout the regions of the circled earth.
Thus spoke the wise St. Paul: 'In all the world
His gifts are many, which he gives to us
For our salvation with unstinting hand,
Almighty Father, he, the only Hope
Of all in heaven or here below on earth.'
This is that noble fragrance, rare and sweet,
Which draws all men to seek it from afar.


through the whole extent of earth's regions, righteous men have streamed in multitudes from every side to that fragrance. As said the wise St. Paul: 'Manifold over the world are the lavish bounties which the Father almighty, the Hope of all creatures above and below, bestows on us as grace and salvation

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