Durham

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Is ðeos burch breome     geond Breotenrice,
steppa gestaðolad,     stanas ymbutan
wundrum gewæxen.     Weor ymbeornad,
ea yðum stronge,     and ðer inne wunað
5feola fisca kyn     on floda gemonge.
And ðær gewexen is     wudafæstern micel;
wuniad in ðem wycum     wilda deor monige,
in deope dalum     deora ungerim.
Is in ðere byri eac     bearnum gecyðed
10ðe arfesta     eadig Cudberch
and ðes clene     cyninges heafud,
Osuualdes, Engle leo,     and Aidan biscop,
Eadberch and Eadfrið,     æðele geferes.
Is ðer inne midd heom     æðelwold biscop
15and breoma bocera Beda,     and Boisil abbot,
ðe clene Cudberte     on gecheðe
lerde lustum,     and he his lara wel genom.
Eardiæð æt ðem eadige     in in ðem minstre
unarimeda     reliquia,
20ðær monia wundrum gewurðað,     ðes ðe writ seggeð,
midd ðene drihnes wer     domes bideð.