‘Take delight in this torque, dear Beowulf,
wear it for luck and wear also this mail
from our people’s armory: may you prosper in them!
Be acclaimed for strength, for kindly guidance
to these two boys, and your bounty will be sure.
You have won renown: you are known to all men
far and near, now and forever.’
– Beowulf, Seamus Heaney (trans.)