Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 52 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II 52)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 179.
‘Þá munu gleymask gálausir menn,
ok sællífir seggir drekka,
leita at fagna ok við fé una,
vell at œxla ok vegsmuni.
‘Þá munu gálausir menn gleymask, ok sællífir seggir drekka, leita at fagna ok una við fé, at œxla vell ok vegsmuni.
‘‘Then feckless men will make merry, and pleasure-seeking men take to drink, seek to rejoice and take pleasure in property, to increase their gold and distinctions. ’
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Ða mvnv gley | maz galavser menn ok sællifir seɢir drecka leita að fagna ok við fe vna vell að ꝍxla ok | vexmvni
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