That struggle was too strong,
hateful and long-lasting, which had come on the people,
dire wrack and ruin – the greatest of night-evils.

Beloved Beowulf, remember how you boasted,
Once, that nothing in the world would ever
Destroy your fame; fight to keep it,
Now, be strong and brave, my noble
King, protecting life and fame
Together. My sword will fight at your side!