First the players pitch from the Hob to the scop, and the one who gets nearest goes first.
The reply is that the Old English scop may not have regarded it as a place-name.
In "Deor" we have another picture of the Saxon scop, or minstrel, not in glad wandering, but in manly sorrow.
The "scop" or Geeman's song, and others, exhibit similar instances of this confusion of personages and dates.
The scop invented and the glee-man recited heroic legends and other tales to our Anglo-Saxon forefathers.