Ic wat eardfæstne anne standan,
deafne, dumban, se oft dæges swilgeð
þurh gopes hond gifrum lacum.
Hwilum on þam wicum se wonna þegn,
5 sweart ond saloneb, sendeð oþre
under goman him golde dyrran,
þa æþelingas oft wilniað,
cyningas ond cwene. Ic þæt cyn nu gen
nemnan ne wille, þe him to nytte swa
10 ond to dugþum doþ þæt se dumba her,
eorp unwita, ær forswilgeð.
I know a lone thing standing earth-fast,
deaf, dumb, which often by day swallows
from a slave’s hand useful gifts.
Sometimes in those dwellings the swarthy servant,
5 dark and sallow-nosed, sends others
from his mouth, dearer than gold,
which nobles often desire,
kings and queens. I will not yet
name that race/kind, who thus renders for their use
10 and advantage what the dumb one here,
the dusky fool, swallows before.
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