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Note to Anon (Vǫlsa) 10I

[1-4]: These lines attributed to Finnr Árnason reveal no clear connection to the happenings of the evening, and some eds (CPB; Edd. Min.) suspect a lacuna of one or two half-lines after l. 4; cf. Note to st. 12 [All]. However, the thought may be, as in st. 11/1-4 and possibly also st. 12/1-4, that the much-travelled speaker has never seen such a thing before, and the two stanzas share the adv. víða ‘far and wide’ (sts 10/1, 11/2).

References

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  2. CPB = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and F. York Powell, eds. 1883. Corpus poeticum boreale: The Poetry of the Old Northern Tongue from the Earliest Times to the Thirteenth Century. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon. Rpt. 1965, New York: Russell & Russell.
  3. Edd. Min. = Heusler, Andreas and Wilhelm Ranisch, eds. 1903. Eddica Minora: Dichtungen eddischer Art aus den Fornaldarsögur und anderen Prosawerken. Dortmund: Ruhfus. Rpt. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.

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