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BEOWULF
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Now Beowulf bode in the burg of the Scyldings,
  leader beloved, and long he ruled
    in fame with all folk, since his father had gone
      away from the world, till awoke an heir,
        haughty Healfdene, who held through life,
          sage and sturdy, the Scyldings glad.
      - I,
        (Francis B. Gummere translation) (c. 700 - 750)
        [Books (First Lines)]

Wan night, the shadow goer, came stepping in.
      - III [Night]

LO, praise of the prowess of people-kings
  of spear-armed Danes, in days long sped,
    we have heard, and what honor the athelings won!
      - prelude,
        (Francis B. Gummere translation) (c. 700 - 750)
        [Books (First Lines)]

As quickly as the ice vanishes when the Father unlooses the frost fetters and unwounds the icy ropes of the torrent.
      - VII [Spring]

It is better to avenge a friend than to mourn for him.
      - VII [Friends]

The best memorial for a mighty man is to gain honor ere death.
      - VII [Honor]


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