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GunnLeif Merl II 38VIII (Bret 38)

Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 38 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II 38)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 168.

Gunnlaugr LeifssonMerlínusspá II
373839

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En galti þat
girnisk reyna,
blæss hann í andlit
ok í augu gram;
en refr við þat
ræðr á galta,
fær hann af hônum
fót enn vinstra,
hlust ena hœgri
ok hryggjar nes.

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Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínússpá I 38: AII, 17, BII, 18, Skald II, 11, NN §2163F; Bret 1848-9, II, 29 (Bret st. 38); Hb 1892-6, 275; Merl 2012, 102-3.

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