[3173-76] The lines setting forth the praise of Bēowulf by his faithful thanes sound like an echo of divine service, and closely resemble Gen. 1 ff., 15 ff., cf. ESt. xlii 327, Angl. xxxv 126f. See 'The Order of the Holy Communion' in the Book of Common Prayer (' It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, etc.').
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