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Widsith

(wĭd`sĭth), 7th-century Anglo-Saxon poem found in the Exeter BookExeter Book,
manuscript volume of Old English religious and secular poetry, of various dates of composition, compiled c.975 and given to Exeter Cathedral by Bishop Leofric (d. 1072). Bibliography

See edition by G. P. Krapp and E. V. K. Dobbie (1936).
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. It is an account of the wanderings of a Germanic minstrel and of the legends he relates. The poem gives an excellent description of minstrel life in the Germanic heroic age.
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The structure of the corpus used in the present study OLD HIGH Text type OLD ENGLISH GERMAN POETRY Widsith Meiseburger Caedmon's Hymn Zauberspruche Beowulf (excerpts) Hildebrandslied The Wanderer Wessobruner Gebet The Seafarer Muspilli The battle of Maldon Petruslied Ludwigslied Otfrid's Evangelienbuch (excerpts) 876 clauses 471 clauses PROSE AUTHENTIC Laws of Alfred Wessobruner (excerpts) The AS Predigt Chronicle AHD Physiologus (excerpts)AElfric's Notker's Prologue homily Wiener Hundesegen Alia visio Wulfstan's Sermo Lupi ad Anglos 774 clauses 405 clauses TRANSLATED West Saxon Gospels Strassburger (excerpts) EideAHD Isidor Genesis (excerpts) (excerpts) Tatian Gospel Translation (excerpts) 448 clauses 629 clauses 2098 clauses 11505 clauses Table 2.
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