Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gunnlaugr Leifsson (GunnLeif)

13th century; volume 8; ed. Russell Poole;

VIII. 2. Merlínusspá II (Merl II) - 68

Skj info: Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Islandsk munk, d. 1218 (AII, 10-36, BII, 10-45).

Skj poems:
Merlínússpá I
Merlínússpá II

notes
no FJ abbr

Merlínusspá II — GunnLeif Merl IIVIII (Bret)

Russell Poole 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 134.

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Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I, fri oversættelse (AII, 10-21, BII, 10-24); stanzas (if different): 43, 45/1-4 | 44 | 45/5-8

in texts: Bret

Full edition, translation and commentary for this poem can be found in the printed volume VIII, p. 134. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant).

1 Vol. 8. Breta saga 1 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 1) [Vol. 8, 134] — GunnLeif Merl II 1VIII (Bret 1)

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Rôðumk segja
sundbáls viðum
spár spakligar
spámanns gǫfugs,
þess es á breiðu
Bretlandi sat,
hét Merlínús
margvitr gumi.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 1 (AII, 10; BII, 10); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 1
 
2 Vol. 8. Breta saga 2 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 2) [Vol. 8, 134] — GunnLeif Merl II 2VIII (Bret 2)

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Sagðr vas lýðum
ok landrekum
myrkt at ráða
mǫrg rǫk fyrir;
kærr vas hann kyni
kristnu þjóðar,
vasat á moldu
maðr vitrari.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 2 (AII, 11; BII, 10); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 2
 
3 Vol. 8. Breta saga 3 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 3) [Vol. 8, 136] — GunnLeif Merl II 3VIII (Bret 3)

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Leita ýtir
orð at vanda,
viti flotnar þat,
frœðis þessa;
heldr fýsumk nú
fornra minna
miðsamlig rǫk
mǫnnum segja.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 3 (AII, 11; BII, 11); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 3
 
4 Vol. 8. Breta saga 4 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 4) [Vol. 8, 138] — GunnLeif Merl II 4VIII (Bret 4)

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Ljós mun lýðum
ljóðborg vera,
þó es í frœði
flest at ráða,
þats fyrir jǫfurr
ǫldum sagði
brezkri þjóðu;
nú skal brag kveða.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 4 (AII, 11; BII, 11); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 4
 
5 Vol. 8. Breta saga 5 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 5) [Vol. 8, 139] — GunnLeif Merl II 5VIII (Bret 5)

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Vaxa í víðri
Vintónía,
þat es borgar nafn,
brunnar þrennir;
þeir munu láði
lœkjum skipta
þrír óglíkir
í þrjá staði.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 5 (AII, 11; BII, 11); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 5
 
6 Vol. 8. Breta saga 6 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 6) [Vol. 8, 139] — GunnLeif Merl II 6VIII (Bret 6)

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Einn es brunna
beztr at reyna;
eykr auðstǫfum
aldr ef drekka;
né sótt hǫfug
sœkir hǫlða,
þás bergt hafa
beisku vatni.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 6 (AII, 11; BII, 11); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 6
 
7 Vol. 8. Breta saga 7 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 7) [Vol. 8, 140] — GunnLeif Merl II 7VIII (Bret 7)

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Illr es annarr,
allir svelta
þeirs af bekkjar
bergja drekku;
þó es enn þriðja
þyngst at reyna;
deyja þeir alllir
es þar drekka af,
né hræ guma
hyljask foldu.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 7 (AII, 11; BII, 11); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 7
 
8 Vol. 8. Breta saga 8 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 8) [Vol. 8, 141] — GunnLeif Merl II 8VIII (Bret 8)

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Vilja hǫlðar
hylja brunna,
þás flestum hal
fjǫrspell gera,
en þats lýðir
á lǫg bera
alt verðr at ǫðru,
en áðr séi,
grund at grjóti,
grjót at vatni,
viðr at ǫsku,
en af ǫsku vatn.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 8 (AII, 11-12; BII, 12); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 8
 
9 Vol. 8. Breta saga 9 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 9) [Vol. 8, 142] — GunnLeif Merl II 9VIII (Bret 9)

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Farit es at meyju
margfróðastri
í kapps-auðga
Knútsskógar borg,
at hon lækningar
leiti fyrðum
ok firri menn
fári slíku.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 9 (AII, 12; BII, 12); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 9
 
10 Vol. 8. Breta saga 10 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 10) [Vol. 8, 143] — GunnLeif Merl II 10VIII (Bret 10)

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Tekr hon at reyna
ok at ráða fjǫlð,
tekr íþróttir
allar fremja;
andar síðan
snót á brunna
ok hon brauðþurra
báða gervir.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 10 (AII, 12; BII, 12); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 10
 
11 Vol. 8. Breta saga 11 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 11) [Vol. 8, 144] — GunnLeif Merl II 11VIII (Bret 11)

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Hon þá drekkr
et dýra vatn,
ok môttr við þat
magnask brúðar,
berr í hœgri
hendi sinni
kynstór kona
Kólídónis skóg,
en í lófa mun
Lundúna borg.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 11 (AII, 12; BII, 12); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 11
 
12 Vol. 8. Breta saga 12 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 12) [Vol. 8, 145] — GunnLeif Merl II 12VIII (Bret 12)

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Gengr hon síðan
gott frón yfir,
svát ór sporum snótar
sprettr upp logi;
með rǫmmum reyk
Rúteneos sá
vekr, ok verk
verþjóðum gerr.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 12 (AII, 12; BII, 12-13); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 12
 
13 Vol. 8. Breta saga 13 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 13) [Vol. 8, 146] — GunnLeif Merl II 13VIII (Bret 13)

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Gerisk ógurligt
óp í landi,
es gull-Skǫgul
grætr hástǫfum,
ok þjóta tekr
þjóð með henni
innan of alla
ey með hringum.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 13 (AII, 12; BII, 13); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 13
 
14 Vol. 8. Breta saga 14 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 14) [Vol. 8, 147] — GunnLeif Merl II 14VIII (Bret 14)

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Hjǫrtr drepr hana
hinns tvenna fimm
hvassa á hausi
hornkvisti berr;
hafa kórónu
kvistir fjórir,
en sex aðrir
sjalfir verða
at visundar
verstum hornum.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 14 (AII, 12-13; BII, 13); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 14
 
15 Vol. 8. Breta saga 15 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 15) [Vol. 8, 148] — GunnLeif Merl II 15VIII (Bret 15)

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Þeir þjótandi
þrjár of hrœra,
búnir at berjask,
Bretlands eyjar;
þá mun vakna
viðr enn danski
ok manns rǫddu
mæla sjalfri.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 15 (AII, 13; BII, 13); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 15
 
16 Vol. 8. Breta saga 16 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 16) [Vol. 8, 149] — GunnLeif Merl II 16VIII (Bret 16)

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Kom þú Kambría
með Kornbretum,
seg Vintoní :
vǫllr þik gleypir,
fœr hirðis sjǫt
hinig, es leggja
lung at láði,
munu liðir allir
hǫfði fylgja;
þat es hjǫlp guma.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 16 (AII, 13; BII, 13); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 16
 
17 Vol. 8. Breta saga 17 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 17) [Vol. 8, 151] — GunnLeif Merl II 17VIII (Bret 17)

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En sætré
sundi fagna;
hans mun stóll
of stoðum tvennum;
þó hefr gumnum
grandat mǫrgum
hvítrar ullar
hvers kyns litir.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 17 (AII, 13; BII, 13-14); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 17
 
18 Vol. 8. Breta saga 18 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 18) [Vol. 8, 152] — GunnLeif Merl II 18VIII (Bret 18)

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Borg mun falla,
veitk bana þjóðum,
þvíat hon eiðrofa
áðr of gerðisk;
munu griðbítar
gǫrla drepnir,
geldr Vintóna
vándra manna.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 18 (AII, 13; BII, 14); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 18
 
19 Vol. 8. Breta saga 19 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 19) [Vol. 8, 153] — GunnLeif Merl II 19VIII (Bret 19)

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Mun bjarnígull
borg upp gera,
smíðar hæsta
hǫll landreki,
hana mun remma
ríkr oddviti
fimm hundruðum
fagra turna.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 19 (AII, 13-14; BII, 14-15); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 19
 
20 Vol. 8. Breta saga 20 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 20) [Vol. 8, 153] — GunnLeif Merl II 20VIII (Bret 20)

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Þat Lundúnum
líkar illa,
eykr hon þrimr hlutum
þykka veggi;
kostar hon keppa
við konungíðnir;
ferr suðr of fjall
frægð af smíði,
en Tems of borg
tekr at geisa.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 20 (AII, 14; BII, 14); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 20
 
21 Vol. 8. Breta saga 21 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 21) [Vol. 8, 154] — GunnLeif Merl II 21VIII (Bret 21)

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En et horska dýr
hlezk aldini
harðla góðu,
því es hilmir velr;
koma foglar þar
fljúgandi til,
af vegum víða,
vitja epla.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 21 (AII, 14; BII, 14); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 21
 
22 Vol. 8. Breta saga 22 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 22) [Vol. 8, 155] — GunnLeif Merl II 22VIII (Bret 22)

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En bjarnígull
býr of vélar,
leynir eplum
Lundúnum í;
grefr í grundu
gǫtur háligar
fýstr til fengjar,
flárôðugt dýr.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 22 (AII, 14; BII, 14-15); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 22
 
23 Vol. 8. Breta saga 23 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 23) [Vol. 8, 156] — GunnLeif Merl II 23VIII (Bret 23)

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Þá mun ór moldu
mæla steinar
ok verþjóðar
vél upp koma,
ey mun víðask,
en Valir skjalfa,
ok sær saman
sœkja fíkjum,
svát millim landa
mál of heyri.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 23 (AII, 14; BII, 15); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 23
 
24 Vol. 8. Breta saga 24 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 24) [Vol. 8, 157] — GunnLeif Merl II 24VIII (Bret 24)

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Kemr ór skógi
Kálateríó
fogl fljúgandi,
sás fira villir;
flýgr of nóttum,
nýsir gǫrla,
kallar hegri
hvern fogl til sín,
es of tvívetri
tálráð samit.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 24 (AII, 14; BII, 15); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 24
 
25 Vol. 8. Breta saga 25 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 25) [Vol. 8, 158] — GunnLeif Merl II 25VIII (Bret 25)

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Flykkjask foglar,
fara í sæði,
eyða ǫkrum
ok aldini;
sultr verðr ok sótt,
sék mart fyrir,
manndauðr mikill,
mein gengr of þjóð.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 25 (AII, 15; BII, 15); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 25
 
26 Vol. 8. Breta saga 26 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 26) [Vol. 8, 159] — GunnLeif Merl II 26VIII (Bret 26)

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En fogl ept þat
ferr vestr í dal,
þanns Galabes
gumnar kalla;
hann mun hefjask
í et hæsta fjall,
ok þar uppi
í eikr limi
hreiðrask hegri,
hann es fogla verstr.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 26 (AII, 15; BII, 15); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 26
 
27 Vol. 8. Breta saga 27 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 27) [Vol. 8, 160] — GunnLeif Merl II 27VIII (Bret 27)

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Þrjá klekr unga
því hreiðri í,
eigi es hegra kyn
hugþekt firum;
þar es vargr ok bjǫrn,
ok at vísu refr
slœgr, ok sínum
sjaldan verr alinn.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 27 (AII, 15; BII, 15-16); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 27
 
28 Vol. 8. Breta saga 28 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 28) [Vol. 8, 160] — GunnLeif Merl II 28VIII (Bret 28)

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Vaxa þar allir
upp brœðr saman,
erat gjarnir þeir
gótt at vinna;
refr á móður
ræðr grimmliga,
tapar henni sá
týnir sauða,
es grenbúi
gjarn á ríki.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 28 (AII, 15; BII, 16); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 28
 
29 Vol. 8. Breta saga 29 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 29) [Vol. 8, 161] — GunnLeif Merl II 29VIII (Bret 29)

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Brœðr vill sína
beita vélum,
tekr hors hǫfuð
hildingr á sik;
en hoddskata
hræðask báðir,
flýja barmar
brott ór landi.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 29 (AII, 15; BII, 16); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 29
 
30 Vol. 8. Breta saga 30 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 30) [Vol. 8, 162] — GunnLeif Merl II 30VIII (Bret 30)

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Ok í suðri skal
sveitar leita,
vekr vargr ok bjǫrn
villigalta;
en galti þeim
gengi sínu
heitr hvatliga,
þvít hug trúir.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 30 (AII, 15-26; BII, 16); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 30
 
31 Vol. 8. Breta saga 31 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 31) [Vol. 8, 162] — GunnLeif Merl II 31VIII (Bret 31)

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Þeir snarliga
sundraukn búa,
dragask lítinn þeir
landher saman;
gnýr es manna,
gengr lið róa,
hylr Hǫgna sjǫt
herkorn skipa.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 31 (AII, 16; BII, 16); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 31
 
32 Vol. 8. Breta saga 32 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 32) [Vol. 8, 163] — GunnLeif Merl II 32VIII (Bret 32)

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Halda sunnan
of svalan ægi
Bretlands á vit,
búask til rómu;
en refr hinig
með rekka lið
ferr fráliga
fold at verja.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 32 (AII, 16; BII, 16-17); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 32
 
33 Vol. 8. Breta saga 33 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 33) [Vol. 8, 164] — GunnLeif Merl II 33VIII (Bret 33)

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Hríð gerisk hjalma,
hlífar klofna,
eru ramliga
randir kníðar,
gnesta geirar,
es guðr vakin,
verðr víða lið
at vallroði.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 33 (AII, 16; BII, 17); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 33
 
34 Vol. 8. Breta saga 34 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 34) [Vol. 8, 164] — GunnLeif Merl II 34VIII (Bret 34)

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Dregr él yfir
ógnar-ljóma,
gerir drjúgan dyn
dýrra malma,
gnýr es á glæstum
Gǫndlar himni
ok í hǫrðum hlam
Hlakkar tjǫldum,
erat skjólsamar
Skǫglar kôpur,
hrýtr hagl boga
hlífar gegnum.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 34 (AII, 16; BII, 17); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 34
 
35 Vol. 8. Breta saga 35 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 35) [Vol. 8, 165] — GunnLeif Merl II 35VIII (Bret 35)

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Grenja gránir
garmar slíðra,
bítr fránn freki
ferð halsgerðar,
rýfr gramr guma
gollor-hallir,
bregðr benlogi
byggðum hjarna,
eru brotnar mjǫk
borgir heila.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 35 (AII, 16-17; BII, 17); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 35
 
36 Vol. 8. Breta saga 36 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 36) [Vol. 8, 166] — GunnLeif Merl II 36VIII (Bret 36)

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Sék vé vaða,
verðr flýtt skaða,
syngr sára klungr
snyrti-drengjum,
en á leið fara
lægjǫrn ara
jóð ok ylgjar
enn til sylgjar,
hrapa hræfíkin
hvártveggja bǫrn.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 36 (AII, 17; BII, 17); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 36
 
37 Vol. 8. Breta saga 37 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 37) [Vol. 8, 167] — GunnLeif Merl II 37VIII (Bret 37)

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En refr gerrat
ráða á galta,
þvíat hann reisa mát
rǫnd við hônum;
svá lætr dǫglingr
sem dauðr séi,
erat lík hulit
lofðungs Breta.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 37 (AII, 17; BII, 17-18); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 37
 
38 Vol. 8. Breta saga 38 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 38) [Vol. 8, 168] — GunnLeif Merl II 38VIII (Bret 38)

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En galti þat
girnisk reyna,
blæss hann í andlit
ok í augu gram;
en refr við þat
ræðr á galta,
fær hann af hônum
fót enn vinstra,
hlust ena hœgri
ok hryggjar nes.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 38 (AII, 17; BII, 18); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 38
 
39 Vol. 8. Breta saga 39 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 39) [Vol. 8, 169] — GunnLeif Merl II 39VIII (Bret 39)

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En í fjalli felsk
fádyggt hǫfuð,
hyggr þar fóa
flærð at œxla;
en villigǫltr
vargi ok birni
segir sárliga
sorg ok missu.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 39 (AII, 17; BII, 18); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 39
 
40 Vol. 8. Breta saga 40 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 40) [Vol. 8, 170] — GunnLeif Merl II 40VIII (Bret 40)

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En hraustir brœðr
hugga galta,
kveðask sôr munu
sjalfir grœða;
fara skulum báðir
fótar at leita,
hlustar ok hala þér
hér bíð þú galti!

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 40 (AII, 17; BII, 18); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 40
 
41 Vol. 8. Breta saga 41 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 41) [Vol. 8, 171] — GunnLeif Merl II 41VIII (Bret 41)

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En refr ofan
renn ór fjalli,
ferr fárhugaðr
finna galta;
hann býðr sættir
af svikum einum,
kvezk mart við svín
mæla vilja.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 41 (AII, 18; BII, 18); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 41
 
42 Vol. 8. Breta saga 42 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 42) [Vol. 8, 172] — GunnLeif Merl II 42VIII (Bret 42)

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Trú mér galti!
munk heill vera,
svík ek aldregi
svín í tryggðum;
fund skulum leggja
ok frið gera,
skaltu einn gera
okkar í millum.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 42 (AII, 18; BII, 18-19); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 42
 
43 Vol. 8. Breta saga 43 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 43) [Vol. 8, 172] — GunnLeif Merl II 43VIII (Bret 43)

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Es fundr lagiðr
ok friðr samiðr,
koma mildingar
málstefnu til;
en á fundi þeim
flærðir reynask,
banar hertoga
brezkr landreki

ok svíns at þat
á sik hami
brigðr ok brœðra
bíðr slœliga.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 43, 45/1-4 (AII, 18; BII, 19); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 43
 
44 Vol. 8. Breta saga 45 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 44) [Vol. 8, 173] — GunnLeif Merl II 44VIII (Bret 45)

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En es þeir koma
kosti at fœra
bítr hann báða tvá
ok banar hlýrum.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 45/5-8 (AII, 8; BII, 19); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 45
 
45 Vol. 8. Breta saga 44 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 45) [Vol. 8, 174] — GunnLeif Merl II 45VIII (Bret 44)

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Ok á sjalfan sik
síðan festir
léparðs hǫfuð
lofðungr at þat;
ræðr hann lýðum
ok lofða fjǫld,
þar þrýtr þessa
þengils sǫgu.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 44 (AII, 18; BII, 19); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 44
 
46 Vol. 8. Breta saga 46 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 46) [Vol. 8, 174] — GunnLeif Merl II 46VIII (Bret 46)

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Es á hans dǫgum
hǫggormr alinn,
sás fyrðum vill
fjǫrspell gera;
svá es hann langr,
at of Lundúnir
heiðar hvalr
hring of mælir,
ok svá óðr
at urðar sigðr
umlíðendr
alla gleypir.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 46 (AII, 18; BII, 19); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 46
 
47 Vol. 8. Breta saga 47 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 47) [Vol. 8, 175] — GunnLeif Merl II 47VIII (Bret 47)

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Hann Kambríe
kallar sveitir
ok Norðhumru
nánar hjarðir;
ok ótrautt
Tems at þurru
drengs dolgþorins
drekka lýðir.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 47 (AII, 18; BII, 19-20); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 47
 
48 Vol. 8. Breta saga 48 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 48) [Vol. 8, 176] — GunnLeif Merl II 48VIII (Bret 48)

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Verða síðar
á sama landi
lœpartar sjau
linni bornir,
þeir hafa brúsa
bǫlgjǫrn hǫfuð,
eru dáðlausir
dǫglings synir.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 48 (AII, 19; BII, 20); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 48
 
49 Vol. 8. Breta saga 49 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 49) [Vol. 8, 176] — GunnLeif Merl II 49VIII (Bret 49)

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Þeir flest taka
fljóða sveita,
horvegs rammir,
ok hóra mengi,
ok sameignar
sínar kvánir
gera geirvanir,
geigr es í slíku.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 49 (AII, 19; BII, 20); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 49
 
50 Vol. 8. Breta saga 50 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 50) [Vol. 8, 177] — GunnLeif Merl II 50VIII (Bret 50)

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Langt es at tína
þats lofða vinr
of aldar far
ýtum sagði;
es fæst í því
fagrt at heyra,
lætk líða þat
ok lok segja.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 50 (AII, 19; BII, 20); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 50
 
51 Vol. 8. Breta saga 51 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 51) [Vol. 8, 178] — GunnLeif Merl II 51VIII (Bret 51)

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Verðr á foldu,
kvað enn fróði halr,
styrjǫld mikil,
stórar ógnir,
víg ok vélar,
vargǫld ok kǫld
hrími hvers konar
hjǫrtu lýða.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 51 (AII, 19; BII, 20); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 51
 
52 Vol. 8. Breta saga 52 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 52) [Vol. 8, 179] — GunnLeif Merl II 52VIII (Bret 52)

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Þá munu gleymask
gálausir menn,
ok sællífir
seggir drekka,
leita at fagna
ok við fé una,
vell at œxla
ok vegsmuni.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 52 (AII, 19; BII, 20-1); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 52
 
53 Vol. 8. Breta saga 53 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 53) [Vol. 8, 179] — GunnLeif Merl II 53VIII (Bret 53)

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Hagr gerisk hǫlða
hættr í mǫrgu,
munat fyrða ráð
fagrt at reyna;
dyljask drjúgum
draums ívaðendr
við sjalfa sik,
sjásk ekki at.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 53 (AII, 19; BII, 21); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 53
 
54 Vol. 8. Breta saga 54 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 54) [Vol. 8, 180] — GunnLeif Merl II 54VIII (Bret 54)

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Verst es í heimi,
veitat sunr fǫður,
slíta sifjum
svá synir við feðr;
kannask engi
við kunna menn
né nána frændr
Nirðir bauga.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 54 (AII, 19; BII, 21); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 54
 
55 Vol. 8. Breta saga 55 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 55) [Vol. 8, 181] — GunnLeif Merl II 55VIII (Bret 55)

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Hǫfugt es at heyra
þats of her gerisk,
lifa fénaðar
fyrðar lífi,
hyggja á þenna
þrágjarnan heim
ok hvers konar
hafna gœzku.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 55 (AII, 20; BII, 21); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 55
 
56 Vol. 8. Breta saga 56 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 56) [Vol. 8, 181] — GunnLeif Merl II 56VIII (Bret 56)

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Mun et hvíta silfr
hǫlðum granda,
ok gull gera
gumna blinda;
himni hafna,
en á hauðr séa,
svíkr ofdrykkja
ýta mengi.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 56 (AII, 20; BII, 21); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 56
 
57 Vol. 8. Breta saga 57 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 57) [Vol. 8, 182] — GunnLeif Merl II 57VIII (Bret 57)

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Lifir en danska
drótt at holdi,
gerir eyvit sér
ǫld at móti;
því munu en tígnu
tíðmǫrk himins
ljósi sínu
frá lýð snúa.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 57 (AII, 20; BII, 21-2); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 57
 
58 Vol. 8. Breta saga 58 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 58) [Vol. 8, 183] — GunnLeif Merl II 58VIII (Bret 58)

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En grund ept þat
gróða hafnar,
né skúr ofan
ór skýjum kemr,
sól ok máni
sjǫlf annan veg
fara fagrskǫpuð
en þau fyrr hafi.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 58 (AII, 20; BII, 22); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 58
 
59 Vol. 8. Breta saga 59 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 59) [Vol. 8, 183] — GunnLeif Merl II 59VIII (Bret 59)

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Ok þar á hlýrni
heiðar stjǫrnur
má marka því
moldar hvergi;
sumar fara ǫfgar,
sumar annan veg
af enni gǫmlu
gǫngu sinni.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 59 (AII, 20; BII, 22); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 59
 
60 Vol. 8. Breta saga 60 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 60) [Vol. 8, 184] — GunnLeif Merl II 60VIII (Bret 60)

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Sumar sœkjask at
en sumar firrask,
bregða ljósi
ok litum fǫgrum,
berjask vindar,
þau eru veðr mikil,
ok hljóm gera
meðal himintungla.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 60 (AII, 20; BII, 22); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 60
 
61 Vol. 8. Breta saga 61 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 61) [Vol. 8, 185] — GunnLeif Merl II 61VIII (Bret 61)

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Geisar geimi,
gengr upp í lopt,
slíkt es ógurligt
ýta bǫrnum;
slíkt es ógurligt
upp at telja,
mun en forna mold
af firum verða.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 61 (AII, 20; BII, 22); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 61
 
62 Vol. 8. Breta saga 62 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 62) [Vol. 8, 185] — GunnLeif Merl II 62VIII (Bret 62)

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Væri mart
mǫnnum kynna
ór folkstafs
fornu kvæði;
ek mun þó
þeygi fleira
Þróttar þings
þollum segja.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 62 (AII, 20-1; BII, 22-3); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 62
 
63 Vol. 8. Breta saga 63 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 63) [Vol. 8, 186] — GunnLeif Merl II 63VIII (Bret 63)

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Þó hefk sagt
seggja kindum
slíkt es bók
brǫgnum kynnir;
nýti sér
njótar stála
slíka sǫgn,
ok sésk fyrir!

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 63 (AII, 21; BII, 23); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 63
 
64 Vol. 8. Breta saga 64 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 64) [Vol. 8, 186] — GunnLeif Merl II 64VIII (Bret 64)

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Sé við synð
ok svika-rôðum
ok alls kyns
illum verkum;
drýgjum dôð,
dróttin elskum,
hrindum ǫrt
illu ráði.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 64 (AII, 21; BII, 23); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 64
 
65 Vol. 8. Breta saga 65 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 65) [Vol. 8, 187] — GunnLeif Merl II 65VIII (Bret 65)

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Skrjúpt es líf
lýða barna
un hreggskô
hlíðar tjaldi;
en lífs laun
líða eigi
góð eða ill
gumna mengis.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 65 (AII, 21; BII, 23); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 65
 
66 Vol. 8. Breta saga 66 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 66) [Vol. 8, 187] — GunnLeif Merl II 66VIII (Bret 66)

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Gleðjumk ǫll
í góðum hug
ok við vôn
vegs ok dýrðar;
gætum góðs,
gleymum illu,
eflum opt
andar prýði!

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 66 (AII, 21; BII, 23); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 66
 
67 Vol. 8. Breta saga 67 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 67) [Vol. 8, 188] — GunnLeif Merl II 67VIII (Bret 67)

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Biðjum opt
bragna stilli,
œztan eflð,
ǫllu hjarta,
at víðfrægr
virða stjóri
dœgr ok dag
dróttar gæti.

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 67 (AII, 21; BII, 23-4); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 67
 
68 Vol. 8. Breta saga 68 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 68) [Vol. 8, 189] — GunnLeif Merl II 68VIII (Bret 68)

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Ok herþarfr
hrindi gǫrla
gumna liðs
grandi hverju,
svá at til lífs
leiði gǫrva
þjóðar vǫrðr
þetta mengi!

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá I 68 (AII, 21; BII, 24); fornyrðislag; ed. RGP; group: H; mss: Hb; texts: Bret 68
 
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