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A Classic Sampler

Anonymous: Beowulf

    • Grappling with Grendel: A night-stalker enters the hall: but Beowulf is there to fight him.
    • The Haunted Mere: Hrothgar learns that Aeschere his counselor is dead, and tells Beowulf where Grendel and his mother lived and where no doubt Aeschere's killer can be found.
    • Home to Hygelac:Beowulf, having killed Grendel and his mother, returns home to Hygelac, his king, laden with treasure.
    • Fighting the Fire-Drake: Beowulf begins his last Battle
    • Death Scene: Beowulf Lies Dead Beside the Dragon

Anonymous: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Gerard Manley Hopkins