Tagged: Hávamál

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Hávamál 99

Auden-Taylor (1969): Afire with longing; I left her then, Deceived by her soft words: I thought my wooing had won the maid, That I would have my way. Hollander (1962): Back I went; to...

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Hávamál 98

Auden-Taylor (1969): “Come Odhinn, after nightfall If you wish for a meeting with me: All would be lost if anyone saw us And learned that we were lovers.” Hollander (1962): “At eventide shalt, Óthin,...

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Hávamál 97

Auden-Taylor (1969): I saw on a bed Billing’s daughter, Sun white, asleep: No greater delight I longed for then Than to lie in her lovely arms. Hollander (1962): Billing’s daughter on her bed I...

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Hávamál 96

Auden-Taylor (1969): So I learned when I sat in the reeds, Hoping to have my desire: Lovely was the flesh of that fair girl, But nothing I hoped for happened. Hollander (1962): That saw...

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Hávamál 95

Auden-Taylor (1969): The mind alone knows what is near the heart, Each is his own judge: The worst sickness for a wise man Is to crave what he cannot enjoy. Hollander (1962): One’s self...

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Hávamál 94

Auden-Taylor (1969): Never reproach the plight of another, For it happens to many men: Strong desire may stupefy heroes, Dull the wits of the wise Hollander (1962): ‘Tis not meant for men to mock...