The Meters of Boethius: Meter 15

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

ðeah hine nu se yfela     unrihtwisa
Neron cynincg     niwan gescerpte
wlitegum wædum     wundorlice,
golde geglengde     and gimcynnum,
5þeah he wæs on worulde     witena gehwelcum
on his lifdagum     lað and unweorð,
fierenfull.     Hwæt, se feond swa ðeah
his diorlingas     duguðum stepte.
Ne mæg ic þeah gehycgan     hwy him on hige þorfte
10a ðy sæl wesan;     þeah hi sume hwile
gecure butan cræftum     cyninga dysegast,
næron hy ðy weorðran     witena ænegum.
Ðeah hine se dysega     do to cyninge,
hu mæg þæt gesceadwis     scealc gereccan
15þæt he him ðy selra     sie oððe þince?