Eddic Poetry

Eddic Poetry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... for the text, is almost illegible. There have been several attempts to read it. Arni Magnusson's, c. 1700, which copy we have in Asgeir _onsson's hand (in AM. 146, folio). Later, c. 1790, the Editor of Egil's Saga, published posthumously, 1809. The present Editor took great pains to read the washed-out ghostly marking on the bleak greasy page, in 1860, and was able after long efforts to read nearly all the first column, with the top half and a few words here and there down the second column. His copy is printed in an Appendix. See also Ny Felags-rit, 1861. He was able for the first time to fix the place of one of the two quotations in Edda from the lost part of the Song, and to make corrections in the previous copies. What is left of the poem can only be half of the whole, as can be seen from the plan, which begins with a Proem and Introduction (ll. 1-52) measure of speech in the assembly of men. 1 have brought the noble chiefs praise out of the abode of laughter my breast, so that he learnt it. 'The En-voy. Enjoy, 0 king, the Drink of Beag my song, as Bragi doth the eye, Woden's pledge, and the cauldron of tears. 71. A; or hlatra ham hi-661' ber ek gram, B, C. 73. Nititi A. biors Bauga emend.; A, B, C omit bi6rs. 74. Emend.; vagna vara (vaara, C) ok (ear, B) vili tara (taara, C), A. B, C. For Vagna read Vinga? telling the tale of the Head-Ransom, followed by an encomium upon Arinbiorn' gmerarity (ll. 6r--86). The next part, to guess from legible words here and there, was on his valaur; the third part (cp. tvenn ok %renn, l. 60), probably on some other of his noble qualities, with an pilogue (lost), which concludes with an Envoy (ll. 92-95) preserved in Skalda. The title of the Poem has not reached us....show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961870
  • 9781236961877