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BARTHOLINUS, de causis contemnendæ mortis ;

HAFNIÆ, 1689, Quarto.

UPREIS. ODINN ALLDA GAUTR, &c.

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Niflbeimr, the hell of the Gothic nations, consisted of nine worlds, to which were devoted all such as died of sickness, old-age, or by any other means than in battle : Over it presided HELA, the Goddess of Death.

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Eyes that glow, and fangs, that grin ;

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Where long of yore to sleep was laid

The dust of the prophetic Maid.

Facing to the northern clime,

Thrice he traced the runic rhyme ;

Thrice pronounc'd, in accents dread,

The thrilling verse that wakes the Dead;

Till from out the hollow ground

Slowly breath’d a sullen found,

Pr. What call unknown, what charms presume

To break the quiet of the tomb ?

Who thus amicts my troubled sprite,

And drags me from the realms of night?

Long

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