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Sköp æxtu skjöldunga
illa réz Atla,
átti hann þó hyggju;
felldi stoð stóra,
stríddi sér harðla,
af bragði boð sendi
að kvæmi brátt mágar. (eddic or germanic)
(They brought the princes’ fate to culmination—they should not have been doomed—
Atli was ill-advised, even though he had cunning;
he brought down a great buttress, injured himself terribly,
a hasty message he sent that his in-laws should come quickly.
editions: Skj Not in Skj;