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  1. Christ I, II, III
  2. Guthlac A and B
  3. (f. 53r-55v) Azarias
  4. (f. 55v-65v) The phoenix
  5. (f. 65v-76r) Cynewulf, Juliana
  6. (f. 76v-78r) The wanderer
  7. The Gifts of Men
  8. Precepts
  9. (f. 81v-83r) The seafarer
  10. Vainglory
  11. (f. 84r-87r) Widsith
  12. The Fortunes of Men
  13. Maxims I
  14. The order of the world
  15. (f. 94r-95v) The riming poem
  16. (f. 95v-96v) The panther
  17. (f. 96v-97v) The whale
  18. The partridge
  19. (f. 98r-100r) Body and soul II
  20. (f. 100r-v) Deor
  21. Wulf and Eadwacer
  22. (f. 115r) Riddles 1-59
  23. (f. 115r-v) The wife's lament
  24. (f. 115v-117v) The Judgment Day I
  25. (f. 117v-119v) Resignation
  26. (f. 119v-121v) The Descent into Hell
  27. (f. 121v-122r) Alms-Giving
  28. (f. 122r) Pharaoh
  29. (f. 122r) The Lord's Prayer I
  30. (f. 122r-v) Homiletic Fragment II
  31. (f. 122v) Riddle 30b
  32. (f. 122v-123r) Riddle 60
  33. (f. 123r-v) The husband's message
  34. (f. 123v-124v) The ruin
  35. Riddles 61-95

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Date:XIe siècle
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Rédaction: Laurent Brun
Dernière mise à jour: 27 mars 2018