Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 45 [Vol. 7, 836]

[3] af garði greina ‘from the enclosure of wits [BREAST]’: See NN §1747. Cf. Arngr Gd 3/4IV í minnis garði ‘in the enclosure of memory’ (SnE 1998, 108/25-7; Meissner, 136-7). Kock compares st. 43/4 gleði tárkveiktan steðja ‘anvil of joy moved to tears [HEART]’, and the OE Andreas (Brooks 1961) 1277-9: þa cwom wopes hring þurh þæs beornes breost blat ut faran ‘and then a pale ring of weeping came forth from the man’s breast’.


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