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Anon Sól 71VII/4 — englar ‘angels’

Menn sá ek þá,        er mjök höfðu
        hungri farit hörund;
englar guðs        lutu öllum þeim;
        þat er it æzta unað.

Ek sá menn þá, er mjök höfðu farit hörund hungri; englar guðs lutu þeim öllum; þat er it æzta unað.

I saw men then who had greatly afflicted their flesh with hunger; God’s angels bowed to them all; that is the highest delight.



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