West-Saxon eorðe recension[1]

A critical edition of the recension’s latest text

Based on Hr with collations from CArms, Ld.

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    Nu ƿe sceolon herian      heofonrices ƿeard,

    metudes mihte,      ond his modgeþanc,

    ƿeorc ƿulderfæder      sƿa he

    ærest sceop      eorðe bearnum

5     heofon to hrofe.     

    Þa middangeard,      moncynnes ƿeard,

    ece drihten,      æfter teode

    fyrum on folden,      frea ælmihtig,

    halig scyppend.

Apparatus (All witness readings (analytic))

1a Nu] {([Nu Hr \Nu/ CArms Nu Ld])}.

1a ƿe] {([ƿe Hr \ƿe/ CArms ƿe Ld])}.

1a sceolon] {([\sceolon/| CArms][sceolan Hr sceolan Ld])}.

1a herian] {([herıan CArms herıan Hr herıan herıan Ld])}.

1b heofonrices] {([hel{o}fon|rıces Hr heo|fon rıces Ld][heofanrıces CArms])}.

1b ƿeard] {([ƿeard Hr ƿeard CArms ƿeard· Ld])}.

2a metudes] {([metudes Hr metudes CArms metudes Ld])}.

2a mihte] {([mıhte Hr mıhte· CArms mıhte| Ld])}.

2b ond] {([ Hr CArms [] Ld])}.

2b his] {([hıs| Hr hıs CArms hıs Ld])}.

2b modgeþanc] {([modge þanc Hr modgeþanc· Ld])([modre þanc CArms])}.

3a ƿeorc] {([ƿeorc Hr ƿeorc Ld])([seorc CArms])}.

3a ƿulderfæder] {([ƿulder fæ|der Hr ƿulder fæder| CArms ƿulder fæ|der· Ld])}.

3b sƿa] {([sƿa Hr Sƿa Ld][sua CArms])}.

3b he] {([he Hr])}{([he ƿundra gehƿæs ece| drıhten þa he Ld])}{([ƿundre geƿas· ecedrıhten þa he CArms])}.

4a ærest] {([ærest Hr ærest CArms ærest Ld])}.

5a sceop] {([sceop Hr sceop Ld][scop CArms])}.

5b eorðe] {([eorðe| Hr eorðe CArms eorðe| Ld])}.

5b bearnum] {([bearnū Hr bearnū CArms bearnū Ld])}.

6a heofon] {([heofon Hr heofon CArms heofon Ld])}.

6a to] {([to Hr to CArms to Ld])}.

6a hrofe] {([hrofe· Hr hrofe· Ld][rofe| CArms])}.

7a Þa] {([þa| Hr þa CArms þa Ld])}.

7a middangeard] {([mıddan geard Hr mıddan geard CArms mıd|dan geard Ld])}.

7b moncynnes] {([moncynnes| Hr moncynnes CArms moncynnes Ld])}.

7b ƿeard] {([ƿeard Hr ƿeard CArms ƿeard Ld])}.

8a ece] {([ece Hr ece CArms ece| Ld])}.

8a drihten] {([drıhten CArms drıhten Ld drıhten Hr])}.

8b æfter] {([æfter CArms æfter Ld])([t efter| Hr])}.

8b teode] {([teode Hr teode Ld])}{([-- CArms])}.

9a fyrum] {([fyrum Ld][fyrū Hr])([sysū CArms])}.

9a on] {([on Hr on CArms on| Ld])}.

9a folden] {([folden Hr folden CArms folden Ld])}.

9b frea] {([frea| Hr frea Ld][fre CArms])}.

9b ælmihtig] {([ælmıhtıg Hr ælmıhtıg Ld])([almnhtyg| CArms])}.

9b halig] {([halıg Hr halıg Ld \halıg/ CArms])}.

9b scyppend] {([\scyppend/ CArms])([scyppeod·| Hr |scyp|peod·| Ld])}.


[1]The text of the West-Saxon eorðe recension is corrupt. Lineation in this edition and associated apparatus is based on that of the base text, Hr. Ld and CArms have an extra line between the equivalent of 3 and 4 in this edition. See Chapter 7: Editorial introduction, West-Saxon eorðe recension for a discussion.