Völsunga Saga: The Story of the Volsungs & Niblungs, with Certain Songs from the Elder Edda

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F.S. Ellis, 1870 - 275 頁
 

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第 62 頁 - Then up stood Sigurd, and said, " Home would I ride and lose all that wealth, if I deemed that by the losing thereof I should never die ; but every brave and true man will fain have his hand on wealth till that last day ; but thou, Fafnir, wallow in the death-pain till Death and Hell have thee.
第 13 頁 - ... according to her wont, and would slay him and eat him even as his brothers; but now she sniffs the breeze from him, whereas he was anointed with the honey, and licks his face all over with her tongue, and then thrusts her tongue into the mouth of him. No fear he had thereof, but caught the she-wolf's tongue betwixt his teeth, and so hard she started back thereat, and pulled herself away so mightily, setting her feet against the stocks, that all was riven asunder; but he ever held so fast that...
第 147 頁 - ye shall die, the twain of you!" Then they answered, "Thou mayest do with thy children even as thou wilt, nor shall any hinder thee, but shame there is to thee in the doing of this deed." Yet for all that she cut the throats of them. Then the king asked where his sons were, and Gudrun answered, "I will tell thee, and gladden thine heart by the telling; lo now, thou didst make a great woe spring up for me in the slaying of my brethren; now hearken and hear my rede and my deed; thou hast lost thy sons,...
第 102 頁 - What didst thou with that ring that I gave thee, even the one which King Budli gave me at our last parting, when thou and King Giuki came to him and threatened fire and the sword, unless ye had me to wife? Yea, at that time he led me apart, and asked me which I had chosen of those who were come ; but I prayed him that I might abide to ward the land and be chief over the third part of his men; then were there two choices for me to deal betwixt, either that I should be wedded to him whom he would,...
第 xlix 頁 - Sinfjotli, son of Sigmund and Signy. Helgi, son of Sigmund by Borgny. SIGURD FAFNIR'S-BANE, posthumous son of Sigmund by Hjordis. Swanhild, his daughter, by GUDRUN, Giuki's daughter. PEOPLE WHO DEAL WITH THE VOLSUNGS BEFORE SIGURD MEETS BRYNHILD. Siggeir, king of Gothland, husband of Signy. Borgny, first wife of Sigmund. Hjordis, his second wife. King Eylimi, her father. Hjalprek, king of Denmark. Alf, his son, second husband of Hjordis. Regin, the king's smith. Fafnir, his brother, turned into a...
第 100 頁 - No secret speech had we," quoth Brynhild, "though we swore oath together ; and full well didst thou know that thou wentest about to beguile me ; verily thou shalt have thy reward ! " Says Gudrun, " Thou art mated better than thou art worthy of; but thy pride and rage shall be hard to slake belike, and therefor shall many a man pay.
第 37 頁 - ... that he got no wound, and none can tell over the tale of those who fell before him, and both his arms were red with blood, even to the shoulders. But now whenas the battle had dured a while, there came a man into the fight clad in a blue cloak, and with a slouched hat on his head, one-eyed he was*, and bare a bill in his hand ; and he came against Sigmund the King, and have up his bill against him, and as Sigmund smote fiercely with the sword it fell upon the bill and burst asunder in the midst...
第 76 頁 - Let not thy mind be overmuch crossed by unwise men at thronged meetings of folk; for oft these speak worse than they wot of; lest thou be called a dastard, and art minded to think that thou art even as is said; slay such an one on another day, and so reward his ugly talk. "If thou farest by the way whereas bide evil things, be well ware of thyself; take not harbour near the highway, though thou be benighted, for oft abide there ill wights for men's bewilderment. "Let not fair women beguile thee,...
第 138 頁 - Well might ye have left this deed undone ; go to now, bide ye here while I go seek your gallows-tree ! Softly and sweetly I bade you hither, but an evil thing abode thereunder ; short while to bide ere ye are tied up to that same tree !" Hogni answered, " None the more shall we waver for that cause ; for little methinks have we shrunk aback whenas men fell to fight ; and naught shall it avail thee to make us afeard, — and for an ill fate hast thou wrought.
第 xxxi 頁 - I have come to meet thee, lord, for that I have made a song on thee, and I would that it might please thee to hearken to that song.' The king said it should be so, and Gunnlaug gave forth the song well and proudly, and this is the burden thereof — " 'As God are all folk fearing The free lord King of England, Kin of all kings and all folk, To Ethelred the head bow.

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