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Opening lines of Beowulf

Hwæt we Gar-Dena in gear-dagum
þeod-cyninga þrym gefrunon,
hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon.
Oft Scyld Scefing sceaþena þreatum,
monegum mægþum meodo-setla ofteah;
egsode Eorle, syððan ærest wearð
feasceat funden; he þæs frofre gebad:
weox under wolcnum, weorð-myndum þah,
oðþæt him æghwylc þara ymb-sittendra
ofer hron-rade hyran scolde,
gomban gyldan: þæt wæs god cyning!


Battle of Maldon, line 312-3

Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre,
mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað.


Sir Gawain, lines 720-5

Sumwhyle wyth wormeȝ he wereȝ, and with wolues als,
Sumwhyle wyth wodwos, þat woned in þe knarreȝ,
Boþe wyth bulleȝ and bereȝ, and boreȝ oþerquyle,
And etayneȝ, þat hym anelede of þe heȝe felle;
Nade he ben duȝty and dryȝe, and dryȝtyn had serued,
Douteles he hade ben ded and dreped ful ofte.
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