Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Coast Guard

Beowulf 318-319 (the coast-guard speaking to Beowulf; tr. J.R.R. Tolkien):
To the sea will I go, against unfriendly hosts my watch to keep.

                                Ic to sæ wille
wið wrað werod      wearde healdan.
Stephen A. Barney, Word-Hoard: An Introduction to Old English Vocabulary, 2nd ed. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985), p. 19:
Id., p. 65:
Id., p. 31:
On the entire episode (but not these lines) see Margaret W. Pepperdene, "Beowulf and the Coast-Guard," English Studies 47 (1966) 409-419.

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