Sēo Rǣdels þæs Hringes

Þrēo Hringas for þǣm ælfcyningum under þǣm swegl,
Seofon for þǣm dweorgfrēan in hieran stāne heallum,
Nigon for þǣm motlican menn tō dēaðe gedēmed,
Ān for þǣm deorc hlāford on deorcful stōlum
In þǣm lande Mordor, hwǣr þā sceadwe mīðaþ.

Ān Hring, hīe ealle tō wealdenne, eall tō findenne,
Eall tō gefecgenne and in þǣre deorcnesse tō bindenne,

In þǣm lande Mordor, hwǣr þā sceadwe mīðaþ.

This is Tolkien’s Ring Verse in in Old English, one of the languages he taught at Oxford university.

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