Describe Hrothgar's Mead Hall
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From the Text:
"Heorot was the name
he had settled on it, whose utterance was law.
80 Nor did he renege, but doled out rings
and torques at the table. The hall towered,
its gables wide and high and awaiting
a barbarous burning."
"And standing on the hearth..."
"the plight you suffer
in this legendary hall, how it lies deserted,
empty and useless once the evening light
hides itself under heaven's dome."
"An attendant stood by
with a decorated pitcher, pouring bright
helpings of mead."
Starting with Line 990, the hall is refurbished.
"Gold thread shone
in the wall-hangings, woven scenes
that attracted and held the eye's attention."
"Only the roof remained unscathed
1000 by the time the guilt-fouled fiend turned tail
in despair of his life..."
"Hrothgar and Hrothulf, were in high spirits
in the raftered hall."