The Meters of Boethius: Meter 14

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Hwæt bið ðæm welegan     woruldgitsere
on his mode ðe bet,     þeah he micel age
goldes and gimma     and gooda gehwæs,
æhta unrim,     and him mon erigen scyle
5æghwelce dæg     æcera ðusend,
ðeah ðes middangeard     and þis manna cyn
sy under sunnan     suð, west and east
his anwalde     eall underðieded?
Ne mot he þara hyrsta     hionane lædan
10of ðisse worulde     wuhte þon mare,
hordgestreona,     ðonne he hiðer brohte.