26. And from the teeth | of the twain he wrought
A brooch for the breast, | to Bothvild he sent it;
. . . . . . . . . .

Völund spake:

27. Bothvild then | of her ring did boast,
. . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . | "The ring I have broken,
I dare not say it | save to thee."

Völund spake:

28. 'I shall weld the break | in the gold so well
That fairer than ever | thy father shall find it,
And better much | thy mother shall think it,
And thou no worse | than ever it was."

29. Beer he brought, | he was better in cunning,
Until in her seat | full soon she slept.

Völund spake:

"Now vengeance I have | for all my hurts,
Save one alone, | on the evil woman."

30. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . .
Quoth Völund: "Would | that well were the sinews
Maimed in my feet | by Nithuth's men."

[26. These two lines have been grouped in various ways, either with lines 3-4 of stanza 25 or with the fragmentary stanza 27 No gap is indicated in the manuscript, but the loss of something is so obvious that practically all editors have noted it, although they have differed as to the number of lines lost.

27. No gap indicated in the manuscript; the line and a half might be filled out (partly with the aid of late paper manuscripts) thus: "But soon it broke, | and swiftly to Völund / She bore it and said--"

29. The manuscript does not name Völund as the speaker before line 3; Vigfusson again inserts his convenient line, "Then Völund spake, sagest of elves." A few editions combine lines 3-4 with the two lines of stanza 30.

30. No gap indicated in the manuscript; some editors combine the two lines with lines 3-4 of stanza 29, and many with the three lines of stanza 31.]

 



26. Ţá nam Böđvildr baugi at hrósa
-- -- --
[bar hann Völundi], er brotit hafđi:
"Ţorig-a ek at segja nema ţér einum."

Völundr kvađ:

27. "Ek bćti svá brest á gulli
at feđr ţínum fegri ţykkir
ok mćđr ţinni miklu betri
ok sjalfri ţér at sama hófi."

28. Bar hann hana bjóri, ţví at hann betr kunni
svá at hon í sessi of sofnađi.
"Nú hef ek hefnt harma minna
allra nema einna íviđgjarna."

29. "Vel ek," kvađ Völundr, "verđa ek á fitjum
ţeim er mik Níđađar námu rekkar."
Hlćjandi Völundr hófsk at lofti,
grátandi Böđvildr gekk ór eyju,
tregđi för friđils ok föđur reiđi.

30. Úti stendr kunnig kván Níđađar,
ok hon inn of gekk endlangan sal,
- en hann á salgarđ settisk at hvílask -:
"Vakir ţú, Níđuđr Níara dróttinn?"










 


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