A Handbook of the Old-Northern Runic Monuments...


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Author  George Stephens
Publisher  Llanerch Press
Publication Date   February 15, 1993
ISBN  1897853025
Pages  300


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...hands? Front. The tale whence came the Casket ERONiS BAN FISC-FL0DU A-B0F ON FERGEN-BERIG: WARS GASRIC GRORN, BJSR BE ON GREUT 0I-8W0M. Of-the-Brone (= Whale) the-bones the-fishes-flood (= the Sea) hove (lifted, raised) on Fergtn-berg ( Fergen-hSl, on the coast of Durham); worth (became, was-he) gas-rich (playing, gamboling) groren (crusht, pasht to pieces, killed) there (there-xvhere, where) he on the-grit (shingles, shore, coast) swam. TBE WHALE'S BONES TBE FISHES FLOOD LIFTED ON FERGEN-BILL: BE WAS GASBT TO DEATH IN BIS GAMBOLS, AS A-GROUND HE SWAM IN TBE SHALLOWS. BVALENS BEN FISK-FLODEN (hafvet) UPPLTFTADE Pi FERGEN-BERG: BAN-BLEF I-SIX-LEK EROSSAD. DEB BAN TN-PA STRAND-GRUSET SAMM. Left front scene. The tale of the weapon-smith Weland. Right front scene. The tale of the Magi (in runes Mjegi) (ffering to Christ. NORTHCMBRIA.--THAMES FITTING. 147 Top. Another tale from the Weland-saga, doubtless about his brother £GU.. His name is written in runes. £oili. He is attackt in his stronghold. But no known £GIL-Iegend can explain to us the details here carved. The Franks Casket, bought in France by Augustus Wollaston Franks, Esq., F. S. A., in 1857, and generously given by him to the British Museum.--Full size. Of whalebone. One of the oldest and costliest treasures of ancient English art now in existence. The tenons were doubtless once covered with corner pieces of metal, perhaps bronze. The lock is torn out. 1 (Her Jonas) Sreileor Tyo Rca I Erha D£rs? (Here Jonah) Speiretr (asts) TO BO (bide, be cast) at the-ARG (waves, trough) of-the-DEEP. Full size. Only a fragment, as I suppose of a Shrine or Casket. Of lightish Bronze, once gilt. I suppose the Casket to have borne Biblical symbols of the Uprising of Christ, among...

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