The Coronation of Edgar

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Her Eadgar wæs,     Engla waldend,
corðre miclum     to cyninge gehalgod
on ðære ealdan byrig,     Acemannesceastre;
eac hi igbuend     oðre worde
5beornas Baðan nemnaþ.     Þær wæs blis micel
on þam eadgan dæge     eallum geworden,
þone niða bearn     nemnað and cigað
Pentecostenes dæg.     Þær wæs preosta heap,
micel muneca ðreat,     mine gefrege,
10gleawra gegaderod.     And ða agangen wæs
tyn hund wintra     geteled rimes
fram gebyrdtide     bremes cyninges,
leohta hyrdes,     buton ðær to lafe þa get
wæs wintergeteles,     þæs ðe gewritu secgað,
15seofon and twentig;     swa neah wæs sigora frean
ðusend aurnen,     ða þa ðis gelamp.
And him Eadmundes     eafora hæfde
nigon and XX,     niðweorca heard,
wintra on worulde,     ða þis geworden wæs,
20and þa on ðam XXX wæs     ðeoden gehalgod.