[1, 2] dýrkaz af mildi þinni ‘you are worshipped for your generosity’: Praising the king for his generosity at the very end of the poem was a clever way to remind him of the gift that the skald expected to receive for his efforts. Sturla goes on to marvel at the precious gifts the king spreads around in the second half of the st. This indicates that he intended to recite his poem to the king and fully expected not only to win his good grace, but hoped for a handsome reward as well.
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