And the forthright Unferth,
admired by all for his mind and courage
although under a cloud for killing his brothers,
reclined near the king.
– Beowulf, Seamus Heaney (trans.)
Lines 1164-1167: Unferth, though he commited the crime of killing his brothers, is able to sit next to the king, because he is still regarded as courageous and clever.