Here the Lay looks backwards to the Coast-Guard words addressed to Beowulf on the latter's arrival to Hrothgar's kingdom: "^ghwaepres sceal / scearp scyldwiga gescad witan, / worda ond worca
, se pe wel penceo" [a wise shield-warrior who intends well should be able to discern words from works] (Beowulf, ll.
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The gate guard of Edoras, on the other hand, does not succeed in his character analysis of Gandalf; he is unable to "gescad witan, / worda and worca
" ("understand the meaning of words and deeds") (288-99), to use his counterpart's phrasing.