Aldhelm

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Þus me gesette     sanctus et iustus
beorn boca gleaw,     bonus auctor,
Ealdelm, æþele sceop,     etiam fuit
ipselos on æðele     Angolsexna,
5byscop on Bretene.     Biblos ic nu sceal,
ponus et pondus     pleno cum sensu,
geonges geanoðe     geomres iamiamque,
secgan soð, nalles leas,     þæt him symle wæs
euthenia     oftor on fylste,
10æne on eðle     ec ðon ðe se is
yfel on gesæd.     Etiam nusquam
ne sceal ladigan     labor quem tenet
encratea,     ac he ealneg sceal
boethia     biddan georne
15þurh his modes gemind     micro in cosmo,
þæt him drihten gyfe     dinams on eorðan,
fortis factor,     þæt he forð simle