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The Departing Soul's Address to the Body

A Fragment of a Semi-Saxon Poem, Discovered Among the Archives of Worcester Cathedral

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Language: English
Wordcount: 7,884 / 30 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 312
Added to site: 2006.12.05 15477
Genre: Poetry

Translated by Samuel Weller Singer.

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ly jangled with thee, that thin muth is betuned. that thy mouth is closed, _the_ theo teone ut lettest. 215 with which thou reproach uttered, the he heom sore grulde. which sorely provoked them; thet ham gros the a[gh]an. that they raged against thee; _dæ_th hine haveth bituned. death hath closed it, and thene teone aleid. and the anger taken away. Soth is iseid. 220 Truly it is said on then salme _be_c. in the Psalm book, _Os tuum habundavit malitia_, _os tuum habundavit malitia_, was on thine muthe. wickedness ripe luthernesse ripe. was in thy mouth. _no_ldest thu on thine huse. 225 Thou wouldst not in thy house herborwen theo wrecchen. shelter the poor, ne mihten heo under _thine_ roue. nor might they under thy roof none reste finden. find any rest; noldest thu næfre helpen. nor wouldst thou ever help tham orlease w_recche_n. 230 the unhappy wretches; ac thu sete on thine benche. but thou sate on thy bench, underleid mid thine bolstre. underlaid with thy bolster, thu wurpe _cn_eow ofer cneow. t



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