Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ælfric of Eynsham (Ælfric)

10th century; ed. not skaldic;

not in Skj

prose works

Preface to Genesis Assignment (PrefGenx) - 21

Preface to Genesis Assignment

Not published: do not cite ()

15 — Ælfric, PrefGenx §84-92

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Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Ælfric, PrefGenx §84-92)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

To ðam weorce brohte ðæt folc gold and seolfor and deorwurðe gimstanas and mænifealde mærða; sume eac brohton gatehær, swa swa seo æ bebead. Þæt gold getacnode urne geleafan and ure gode ingehyd, ðe we Gode offrian sceolon; ðæt seolfor getacnode Godes spræca and ða halgan lare, ðe we habban sceolon to Godes weorcum; ða gimstanas getacnodon mislice fægernyssa on Godes mannum; ðæt gatehær getacnode ða stiðan dædbote ðæra manna, ðe heora synna behreowsiað.

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