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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 291–298.
Published: 01 December 1955
...Arthur E. DuBois Copyright © 1955 by Duke University Press 1955 STOD ON STAPOLE By ARTHURE. DUBOIS Torn from the body, Grendel’s arm was put down inside Heorot. Hrohgar (926) stod on stapole to see it.‘ He might have viewed the arm from...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (4): 412–415.
Published: 01 December 1979
... concentrates on Alcuin’s description of the cathedral at York to un- derstand the Beowulfpoet’s attitude toward Heorot. In the words of Alcuin, the cathedral is “a very high edifice, sustained on very solid columns which are supported by curved arches,” and it “gleams within with beautiful ceilings...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 298–299.
Published: 01 December 1955
... the king-post or the two posts supporting the tie-beam. But such a usage would be regressive. Hrobgar and Unferp, I think, must have been inside Heorot. When the former stod on stapole he may have been merely inside Heorot (cf. on Hiorte) . Breaking away the walls bared the “staple.” If one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 219–238.
Published: 01 September 1978
... forces that render the world “idel ond unnyt” (413), a pair of adjectives used together to describe the ravaged Heorot and used elsewhere indi- vidually to describe gold stored away (2888, 3168). The progress of the poem after the entry of the young hero is to move from the open “word...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (2): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 1949
... have made of it, since the poem itself is the only tangible evidence we have of the intention of the author. 145 his Geatish home. On landing, he satisfies the coast guard of his good intentions ; and on reaching Heorot, he iiniiiediately niakes a favorable...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (3): 378–379.
Published: 01 September 1967
... that brought Grendel to Heorot.. . . The doors of Heorot opened into the Heroic Age” (p. 7); “diversity of mood is one of [Beowulf’s] great merits” (p. 16). The double irony of these points is that, first, they are good aesthetic criticism-not just the kind of historical criticism that Sisam...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 1967
... determined the heroic struggle, the dragons prevail and Heorot burns. It is thus no surprise that Andreas, which reflects an essentially optimistic Christian philosophy of history, ends with the followers of the saint praising the everlasting glory of God and his saints, and BeowuZf concludes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (3): 379–381.
Published: 01 September 1967
... of a single hero, there is a second almost as primitive: the adventures are of the same kind” (p. 5); there is a strict economy in “the concentration on a few days. in Beowulf‘s long life” (p. 5); “it was a stroke of genius that brought Grendel to Heorot.. . . The doors of Heorot opened...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (2): 129–159.
Published: 01 June 1999
... on Beowulf by Queen Wealh peow as a reward for his services in freeing Heorot from the menace of Grendel, in v. 2149 it is used in the con- verse sense, for it describes Beowulf‘s gift to his lord, Hygelac. The fact that estum, when employed like this, is meant to refer on both occasions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 259–262.
Published: 01 September 1968
... sense.”l The context here is especially important for any reasonable emenda- tion. After his arrival at Heorot, Beowulf is praised by Hrothgar, who says that Ecgtheow, Beowulf‘s father, once killed a man named Heath- olaf in the land of the Wylfings. Because of the slaying, ‘%a hine gara...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (1): 3–16.
Published: 01 March 1979
... fatefulness? And how does the poet finally con- nect God’s rule to fateful events? Initially, the poet concerns himself with dark moments that befall us, fatefully, in their own good time. We are reminded that dark moments can follow bright ones: Heorot was built in a time of communal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 479–497.
Published: 01 December 1969
... GENESIS B protect him, if possible, from the dangers which might beset him as the result of a wrong decision. No one, after all, criticizes Wealhtheow for urging Hrothgar to give generous gifts to his visitors at Heorot (Beowulf, 1169 ff Eve is so conscious of her duty to Adam that she...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (1): 3–19.
Published: 01 March 1947
... was originally a monster like the one that ravaged Heorot. 82 The drinking from the cup, Syr Percyvel, st. 39, may have belonged to the original version. Even Wolfram, who rationalizes the whole scene, keeps some primitive features : the name of Ither ; the Queen’s grief at the death of her abductor...