They stretched their beloved lord in his boat,
laid out by the mast, amidships.
the great ring-giver. Far-fetched treasures
were piled on
him, and precious gear. (lines 34-37)
Danes give their dead lord, Shield Sheafson a royal send off.
In off the moors, down through the mist bands
Grendel came greedily loping.
The bane of the race of men roamed forth,
hunting for prey in the high hall.(lines 710-13).
He has done his worst but the wound will end him.
He is hasped and hooped and hirpling with pain,
limping and looped in it. Like a man outlawed
he must await.
the mighty judgement of God in majesty.(lines 974-78)
speaks after he has killed Grendel.
Grendel's mother,monstrous hell-bride, brooded on her wrongs.
She had been forced down into fearful waters,
he cold depths, after Cain had killed
son, felled his own
brother with a sword. (lines 1258-63)
few miles from herea frost-stiffened wood waits and keeps watch
above a mere; the overhanging bank
is a maze of
tree-roots mirrored in its surface.
At night there, something uncanny happen:
the water burns. (lines 1362-67)
poet describes the mere in which Grendel's mother lives.
It is always better to avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning.
speaks, after Grendel's mother has killed Aeschere.
In pure gold inlay on the sword-guards
rune-markings correctly incised,
stating and recording for whom the sword
had been first
made and ornamented
scrollworked hilt. (lines 1694-98)
description of the hilt of the sword Beowulf recovered from Grendel's
The dragon began to belch out flames
and burn bright
homesteads; there was a hot glow
everyone, for the vile sky-winger
nothing alive in his wake. (lines 2312-15)
Your deeds are famous,so stay resolute, my lord, defend your life now
with the whole of your strength. I shall stand by you.(lines 2666-68)
speaks to Beowulf before joining him in the fight against the dragon.
They said that of all the kings upon the earth
he was the man most gracious and fair-minded,
to his people and keenest to win fame. (lines
Geats' tribute to Beowulf after his death.