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Stanza 8: Joy

ne bruceþ         ðe can ƿeana lyt
sares and sorge         and him sylfa hæfþ
blæd  blysse         and eac byrga geniht ᛬᛫

They partake of this who know little of woes,
Pain and anxiety, and have for themselves
Prosperity and bliss, and also the abundance of a fortified town.