A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

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A.3.4 234 dows, / so that he is at first like an eagle’s nestling, / the f
A.3.4 237 oys, / so that it is in growth like an old eagle , / and then afte
A.3.4 300 upward, / and the beak gleams, like glass or a gem, / its jaws bri
A.3.4 302 his eye / is piercing and most like a stone in appearance, / a lov
A.3.4 305 n vessel. / Around the throat, like a ring of sunlight, / the brig
A.3.4 312 is peerless / in colour, most like a peacock, / delightfully grow
A.3.4 315 ht-minded, / heavy or sluggish like some birds, / that flap lazily
A.3.4 424 d it again to the holy. / Most like this, as the scholars / tell u
A.3.4 585 bodies, / fairly adorned, most like the bird, / with noble perfume
A.3.4 597 , in a brilliant troop, / just like the phoenix-bird, in the prot
A.3.4 601 Lord, / together in peace most like the sun. / There the bright ci
A.4.2 222 ows, / battle-adders from bows like horns, / missiles meant to sta
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 6 63 f the pious, and they descend like snow on the confines of the s
AEDILVVLF.DeAbbatibus 14 13 untless troops, / they descend like snow when summoned to the pra
AETHILVVALD.Aldhelm.Octo 8 f ‘the Old Protector’ — / like the stars of soaring Olympus
AETHILVVALD.Offa.Octo 19 now-white, / radiating greatly like a rose with ruddy flowers; / y
AETHILVVALD.Wihtfrith.Octo 48 two left living, flourishing like the budding flowers / of parad
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 140 s / upon the sea-girt peoples. Like the morning Star, / hastening
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 183 it chafed a golden bit. / Just like the fearsome Parthian seems w
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 749 might grant me speech flowing like dew / worthily to proclaim the
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 856 hone in the house of the Lord like the blazing morning star. / Thi
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 934 wretched spirits of men who, like sparks, / ascended and likewis
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 941 e the sound of moaning, / just like the cackle of the crowd at a
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 954 en, behind me something shone like a star in the shadows, / incre
ALCVIN.VPatRegSanctEubor 1336 orrible clamour and shouting / like that of a multitude bursting
ALCVIN.VmetWillibrord 33 10 t you might learn what he was like too, / and from how holy a root
ALDHELM.CarmEcc 4.11 10 e structure of creation melts like a flow of wax, / with flame cr
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 29 ful smoothness began to shine like ice, / until they are grimly co
ALDHELM.CarmRhyth.Octo 81 he dark blackness was divided like the likeness of death, / then,
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 153 in. / Gleaming virginity shines like the jewel of a crown / which en
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 170 l burst from of dry branches; / like a shining pearl is nurtured i
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 189 laming gems. / Virginity shines like the ruddy purple of kings, / by
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 295 s to be eaten up / for speaking like scoundrels and saying that hi
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 556 n high on the Roman citadels, like the sun. / This man also cure
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 611 ing of a robe and with gowns. / Like a queen, she wore a ruby neck
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1219 as feathers to the saint, / or like the green papyrus that grows
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1473 h. / Then, quicker than speech, like a swift bird he was carried w
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1510 eight five-year period living like this, / praying nearly a hundre
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1657 final flames, / when hills melt like wax and groves disappear, / ind
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 1828 lowing coals cooked her limbs like harmless ashes, / since God was
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2057 ld thriving in its showiness, / like the dry debris of husks cast-
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2136 e spurned kisses on her mouth like the bite of an asp, / but press
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2176 ng with the merits of virtues like a jewel in a crown. / Having be
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2322 nd the excrement stench smelt like the fragrance of incense. / Aft
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2337 le each virginal body floated like a ship’s plank, / returning b
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2547 horehouse of prostitutes just like stinking filth. / From this mon
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2589 rk dodge: / with frenzied hands like a thief, he stole the pouch
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2736 deceit vowed that he would be like the Lord. / Then adorned with t
ALDHELM.CarmVirg 2762 this material presses me down like a large load, / so that this do
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg prohemium 6 also granted saints to shine / like lamps for the church, in whom
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 17 nce, being eight, he did not like having a three-year-old teach
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 66 h boat appears on the waves, / like a feathered sea-bird floating
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 279 / so that the deceitful Enemy like a vile servant may seduce us
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 355 ss, disappeared into thin air like a wisp of shifting smoke. / Th
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 477 und to you by brotherly love, like Ecgfrith.’ / The suppliant
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 514 him by paternal right. / And like a new Josiah, more mature in
BEDE.VmetCuthbert.Vulg 1 789 ened by cruel death, / but just like hearts undertake peaceful sle
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 77 he rules of his teacher, just like honest Samuel, / and submitted
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 186 n Balthild. / She, smouldering like the charred soot of Styx, was
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 606 in her hostility were putrid: like a talkative partridge, / she bl
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 779 in order that he might not, / like a vile apostate or a fugitive
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1160 he treatise shone. / He entered like a ray of the sun, and, like t
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1199 cked to condemn Wilfrid, / who, like a snatched firebrand, remains
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1298 ough the regions before him; / like a mother he nurtured those wh
FRITHEGOD.BrevVWilfred 1299 the milk of instruction, / and like a father he became angry towa
N.MiraculaNyniae 87 rfect brightness on every age like a star. / This venerable house
N.MiraculaNyniae 106 f the illustrious sheepfold, / like a splendid column stood over
N.MiraculaNyniae 109 / and many of them flourished like the shining lights of heaven,
N.MiraculaNyniae 264 fine righteous men. / I should like to be dissolved and to see Ch
N.MiraculaNyniae 271 , shining in a snowy covering like the morning star in the sky,
N.MiraculaNyniae 488 all lands / and radiated light like the brightest torch in the sk