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An old English poem translated into modern rhymes

by Harry William Lumsden

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Published by K. Paul, Trench in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby H.W. Lumsden
The Physical Object
Paginationxxx, 179 p.
Number of Pages179
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24173549M
OCLC/WorldCa63960472

  Perhaps the oldest poem written in English, Caedmon’s Hymn was composed in the 7 th century by a goatherd and takes the form of a short hymn in praise of God. It was Bede, or ‘the Venerable Bede’ as he is often known, who ensured the survival of Caedmon’s Hymn, when he jotted it down in Latin translation in one of his anonymous scribe then added the Anglo-Saxon form of the. The Ruin is a fragmentary poem found in Exeter, Cathedral Chapter Library, MS , the Exeter Book. The poem’s state makes it difficult to translate; the working translation below is suggestive (even speculative) rather than definitive, intended simply to allow you to work through the text with some sense of its meaning and flavour.

I originally included some thoughts about the dating of this and other Old English poems dealing with Germanic lore, but it mushroomed into a big honking piece of tl;dr, so I moved all that to this page on my other blog. I have modernized many of the names, giving them forms that would be plausible as Modern English versions of the name. Book Description: In this restructured and greatly expanded version of Burton Raffel's out-of-print classic,Poems from the Old English, Raffel and co-editor Alexandra H. Olsen place the oldest English writings in an entirely different g the classroom teacher's needs foremost in mind, Raffel and Olsen organize the major old English poems (exceptBeowulf) and new prose.

Specifically, Michael Alexander, ‘Old English Poetry into Modern English Verse’, Translation and Literature 3 (), Deor, trans. Simon Armitage, published in The London Review of Books vol. (February ).   The Exeter Book Phoenix is itself a translation of Lactantius’ De ave phoenice—from Latin hexameter into Old English alliterative verse—which I have here translated into modern English free verse. Anglo-Saxon poetic and homiletic styles work in tandem throughout the Exeter Book poem, as Janie Steen and others have long noticed.


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The Wanderer is an Old English poem preserved only in an anthology known as the Exeter Book, a manuscript dating from the late 10th counts lines of alliterative is often the case in Anglo-Saxon verse, the composer and compiler are anonymous, and within the manuscript the poem Language: Old English.

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Beyond this, each poem in the book would have to have been translated several times. At a time when the vast majority of established non-English-language poets aren’t translated for English-speaking readers at all, we knew we’d be drawing from a very small pool of very well-known poets, mostly poets of previous generations who have achieved renown internationally, whose works.

Beowulf (modern English translation) ‘Tis plain that for prowess, not plunged into exile, some ash-wielder old who has all in mind. that spear-death of men, — he is stern of mood, heavy at heart, — in the hero young.

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