Lines 80 to 102 contrast the dismal present with glorious past. What are the main points of contrast?

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In this section of the poem, the speaker aligns himself with other old men who lament the time of great leadership—and great leaders—which is now gone, never to return. The speaker declares that now there are neither "cyningas ne caseras" (kings or Caesars, meaning emperors) of the sort who were givers of gold, nor worthy leaders of people who looked after those they ruled. These great kings of the past lived with "dryhtlicestum," or lordly majesty, as indicated by the fact that they went into battle with their men and performed great and valorous...

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