ek frá skilit ‘I was informed clearly’: Cf. st. 25/5. In both lines the initial disyllable skilit undergoes resolution, so the pers. pron. cannot be cliticised (see Gade 1995a, 149-50 on this metrical pattern). Konráð Gíslason and Eiríkur Jónsson (Nj 1875-8, II, 916-19), arguing for syllabic ek in both cases, see the slow rhythm of em ek ‘I am’ in st. 25/5 as expressive of the skald’s anguish.