Metrical Charm 12: Against a Wen

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Wenne, wenne,     wenchichenne,
her ne scealt þu timbrien,     ne nenne tun habben,
ac þu scealt north eonene     to þan nihgan berhge,
þer þu hauest, ermig,     enne broþer.
5He þe sceal legge     leaf et heafde.
Under fot wolues,     under ueþer earnes,
under earnes clea,     a þu geweornie.
Clinge þu     alswa col on heorþe,
scring þu     alswa scerne awage,
10and weorne     alswa weter on anbre.
Swa litel þu gewurþe     alswa linsetcorn,
and miccli lesse     alswa anes handwurmes hupeban,
and alswa litel þu gewurþe     þet þu nawiht gewurþe.