B1 Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 41 (West-Saxon eorðan recension)

A critical edition of the scribal performance

Based on B1 with collations from Ca, N, O[1], T1, To.

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    Nu ƿe herigan sculon      heofonrices ƿeard,

    metodes mihte,      ond his modgeþanc,

    ƿeorc ƿuldorgodes      sƿa[2] he ƿundra fela,

    ece drihten,      ord astealde!

5     He ærest sceop      eorðan bearnum

    heofon to hrofe,      halig scyppend

    þe[3] middangeard,      manncynnes ƿeard,

    ece drihten,      æfter teode

    fyrum foldan,      frea ælmihtig.

Apparatus (All witness readings (analytic))

1a Nu] {([Nu B1 Nu T1 Nu To Nu O Nu Ca])([Ne N])}.

1a ƿe] {([ƿe B1 ƿe To \ƿe/ O (Post-Correction) ƿe| Ca])}{([-- T1 -- N -- O (Pre-Correction)])}.

1a herigan sculon] {([herıgan sculon| B1])}{([sculon herıgean T1][sculan herıan O][sceolon herıan To][sceolan herıgean Ca][sculon her gean N])}.

1b heofonrices] {([heofonrıces B1 heofon|rıces T1 heofonrıces To heofon rıces N heofon|rıces O heofon rıces Ca])}.

1b ƿeard] {([ƿeard B1 ƿeard T1 ƿeard· To ƿe:|ard N ƿeard O ƿeard Ca])}.

2a metodes] {([metodes B1 metodes To metodes N metodes O metodes Ca][meotodes T1])}.

2a mihte] {([hte| B1 mıhte To mıhte· N mıhte O mıhte Ca][meahte T1])}.

2b ond] {([Ond N][ B1 T1 To O Ca])}.

2b his] {([hıs B1 hıs T1 hıs To hıs N hıs O hıs Ca])}.

2b modgeþanc] {([mod ge þanc B1 modgeþanc T1 mod|geþanc· To mod ge þanc· Ca][mod geþonc N mod ge þonc| O])}.

3a ƿeorc] {([ƿeorc B1 ƿeorc| T1 ƿeorc To])}{([ƿeoroda N])}{([ƿero O (Pre-Correction)])}{([ƿer{a} O (Post-Correction) ƿera| Ca])}.

3a ƿuldorgodes] {([ƿuldor godes| B1])}{([ƿuldor fæder T1 ƿul:|dor fæder N ƿuldor fæder O ƿuldor fæder· Ca][ƿulder fæder To])}.

3b sƿa] {([sƿa B1 sƿa T1 sƿa To sƿa N sƿa O sƿa Ca])}.

3b he] {([he B1 he T1 he To he N he O he Ca])}.

3b ƿundra] {([ƿund ra B1 ƿundra T1 ƿundra To ƿundra N ƿundra O])}{([ƿuldres Ca])}.

3b fela] {([fela B1])}{([gehƿæs T1 gehƿæs· To ge hƿæs| O ge hƿæs Ca])([geh{ƿ}hƿæs N])}.

4a ece] {([éce B1 ee{c}e T1 ece To ece N ece O ece Ca])}.

4a drihten] {([drıhten B1 adrihten T1 drıhten To drıhten N drıhten· Ca][dryhten O])}.

4b ord] {([ord| B1 ord Ca][oór\d/ O (Post-Correction)])}{([or T1 or| N][oór O (Pre-Correction)])}{([ær| To])}.

4b astealde] {([astealde B1 astealde· To])}{([on|stealde· T1 onstealde N onstealde O onstealde Ca])}.

5a He] {([he B1 he T1 He To he N he O he Ca])}.

5a ærest] {([ærest B1 ærest T1 ærest N ærest O][ærost To])([æres Ca])}.

5a sceop] {([sceop B1 sceop T1 sceop· To][scop N])}{([gesceop| O][ge|scóp Ca])}.

5b eorðan] {([eorðan B1 eorðan T1 eorðan To eorðan O |e|orðan Ca])}{([eorþū N])}.

5b bearnum] {([bear|num B1 bearnun{m}um{::} O][bearnū T1 bearnū To bearnū N bearnū Ca])}.

6a heofon] {([heofon B1 heofon T1 heofon To heofon N heofon O heofon Ca])}.

6a to] {([to B1 to T1 to To to N to O to Ca])}.

6a hrofe] {([hrofe B1 hrofe| T1 hrofe· To hrofe| N hrofe O])([rofe Ca])}.

6b halig] {([halıg B1 halıg T1 halıg| To halıg N halıg| O halıg Ca])}.

6b scyppend] {([scyp|pend B1 scyppend· T1 scyppend O scyppend· Ca][sc\y/pend· N])}{([drıhten· To])}.

7a þe] {([þe B1])}{([þa T1 þa To þa N þa Ca][ða O])}.

7a middangeard] {([mıddan geard B1 mıddangeard T1 mıddan geard N mıddan geard Ca][mıddon geard O][mıddan eard To])}.

7b manncynnes] {([mann cynnes| B1][moncynnes T1 moncynnes N moncynnes O mon|cynnes Ca][mancynnes To])}.

7b ƿeard] {([ƿeard B1 ƿeard T1 ƿeard To ƿeard N ƿeard| O ƿeard Ca])}.

8a ece] {([éce B1 ece| T1 ece To ece| N ece O ece Ca])}.

8a drihten] {([drıhten B1 drıhten T1 drıhten To drıhten N][drıh Ca][dryhten O])}.

8b æfter] {([æfter B1 æfter T1 æfter N æfter O][æfť To æf Ca])}.

8b teode] {([teode| B1 teode T1 teode·| To teod{:}de O teode Ca])}{([eode N])}.

9a fyrum] {([fyrum B1][n{r}um T1 fırum To fırum O][fırū Ca])([fınū N])}.

9a foldan] {([foldan B1 foldan T1 foldan· To foldan N folda\n/ O (Post-Correction) foldan Ca])([folda O (Pre-Correction)])}.

9b frea] {([frea B1 frea T1 frea To frea N frea| O m{fr}ea Ca])}.

9b ælmihtig] {([ælmıhtıg| B1 ælmıhtıg· T1 ælmıhtıg·| To ælmıhtıg· N ælmıhtıg· O ælmıhtıg· Ca])}.


[1]The scribe of O has altered his text considerably by correction (see above, Chapter 4: Manuscripts (O) and Chapter 7: Editorial introduction, West-Saxon eorðan recension). Pre- and post-correction forms are collated separately (where applicable) except in the All readings (parallel) apparatus.

[2]sƿa] Howlett suggests that sƿa may be intended as an adverb (“thus”) rather than a causal conjunction (“as, because”). For a discussion of the evidence, see above, § C.9. The punctuation here assumes sƿa is a conjunction.

[3]þe] þe is a relative pronoun, “who.”