Þus cwæð Ælfwine Wídlást (Thus spake Ælfwine the Fartravelled)
Used in “The Notion Club Papers”, and supposed to be a lost Anglo-Saxon poem.Translated from Anglo-Saxon.
Thus spake Ælfwine the Fartravelled son of Éadwine:
There is many a thing in the west of the world
unknown to men; marvels and strange beings, a
land lovely to look on, the dwelling place of the
Elves and the bliss of the Gods. Little doth any
man know what longing is his whom old age
cutteth off from return.