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Beowulf An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem   By:

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BEOWULF AN ANGLO SAXON EPIC POEM

TRANSLATED FROM THE HEYNE SOCIN TEXT

BY

JNO: LESSLIE HALL, Ph. D. (J.H.U.)

Professor of English and History in The College of William and Mary

D.C. HEATH & CO., PUBLISHERS BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, by

JNO: LESSLIE HALL,

in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

TO

My Wife

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CONTENTS.

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Preface vii

Bibliography of Translations xi

Glossary of Proper Names xiii

List of Words and Phrases not in General Use xviii

The Life and Death of Scyld (I.) 1

Scyld's Successors } (II.) 3 Hrothgar's Great Mead Hall

Grendel, the Murderer (III.) 5

Beowulf Goes to Hrothgar's Assistance (IV.) 8

The Geats Reach Heorot (V.) 10

Beowulf Introduces Himself at the Palace (VI.) 12

Hrothgar and Beowulf (VII.) 14

Hrothgar and Beowulf (continued) (VIII.) 17

Unferth Taunts Beowulf (IX.) 19

Beowulf Silences Unferth } (X.) 21 Glee is High

All Sleep save One (XI.) 24

Grendel and Beowulf (XII.) 26

Grendel is Vanquished (XIII.) 28

Rejoicing of the Danes (XIV.) 30

Hrothgar's Gratitude (XV.) 33

Hrothgar Lavishes Gifts upon his Deliverer (XVI.) 35

Banquet (continued) } (XVII.) 37 The Scop's Song of Finn and Hnæf

The Finn Episode (continued) } (XVIII.) 39 The Banquet Continues

Beowulf Receives Further Honor (XIX.) 41

The Mother of Grendel (XX.) 44

Hrothgar's Account of the Monsters (XXI.) 46

Beowulf Seeks Grendel's Mother (XXII.) 48

Beowulf's Fight with Grendel's Mother (XXIII.) 51

Beowulf is Double Conqueror (XXIV.) 53

[vi] Beowulf Brings his Trophies } (XXV.) 57 Hrothgar's Gratitude

Hrothgar Moralizes } (XXVI.) 60 Rest after Labor

Sorrow at Parting (XXVII.) 62

The Homeward Journey } (XXVIII.) 64 The Two Queens

Beowulf and Higelac (XXIX.) 67

Beowulf Narrates his Adventures to Higelac (XXX.) 69

Gift Giving is Mutual (XXXI.) 73

The Hoard and the Dragon (XXXII.) 75

Brave Though Aged } (XXXIII.) 78 Reminiscences

Beowulf Seeks the Dragon } (XXXIV.) 81 Beowulf's Reminiscences

Reminiscences (continued) } (XXXV.) 83 Beowulf's Last Battle

Wiglaf the Trusty } (XXXVI.) 88 Beowulf is Deserted by Friends and by Sword

The Fatal Struggle } (XXXVII... Continue reading book >>




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