Denegield

Þæt Denegield wæs Englisc nīedgield þæt man geald wīcingum tō beorgenne hira land wiþ þǣm rādmannum.

Se rūnstān U 344 in Orkesta, Uppland, Swēoland wæs fram þǣm wīcinge Ulfr geseted.

Þā hererǣse lāttēowas wǣron geneahhelīce Dene, ac þā rǣsmenn sind of eallum Norþlande gecumen. Þā full weorþ þisse hererǣse wǣron 400 tons seolfores.[1]

KiplingAdiht

Se Englisca wrītere Rudyard Kipling bewrāt lēoþ mid naman Dane-Geld.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray;

So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,

You will find it better policy to say: --

"We never pay any-one Dane-geld,

No matter how trifling the cost;

For the end of that game is oppression and shame,

And the nation that pays it is lost!"

TōbelimpungaAdiht

  1. Runriket Täby-Vallentuna – en handledning, fram Rune Edberg.