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" We fought with swords ; this fills me still with joy, because I know a banquet is preparing by the father of the Gods. Soon in the splendid Hall of Odin, we shall drink beer out of the skulls of our enemies. "
The Whole Works of King Alfred the Great: With Preliminary Essays ... - Page 378
by Alfred (King of England) - 1858
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Northern Antiquities: The Edda : or, ancient Icelandic mythology

1809 - 382 pages
...shed torrents of blood ? When I launched forth my ships into the deep ? When in the Scottish gulphs I gained large spoils for the wolves ? We fought with...BEER * out of the skulls of our enemies. A brave man shrinks not at death. ! shall utter no repining words as I approach the palace of the gods. We fought...
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Journal of a Tour in Iceland, in the Summer of 1809, Volume 1

Sir William Jackson Hooker - 1813 - 496 pages
...preparing for me in Odin's palace. Quickly, quickly seated in the splendid habitation of the gods, we shall drink beer-|- out of the skulls of our enemies. A brave man fears not to die. I shall utter no timorous words as I enter the hall of Odin". Next to Odin, Freya,...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 66

1842 - 590 pages
...translated is, ' Soon shall we drink out of the curved trees of the head,' — which Percy translates, Soon in the splendid hall of Odin we shall drink beer out of the skulls of our enemies." The original blunder, it seems, rests with Olaus Wormius, the great Danish antiquary, who, not understanding...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine, Volume 39

1816 - 1004 pages
...foremost against the storm of weapons. We fought with swords; this fills me still with joy ; because 1 know a banquet is preparing by the father of the gods....beer out of the skulls of our enemies. A brave man shrinks not at death. I shall utter uo repining words a I approach the palace of the gods." According...
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The Harmony of the Law and the Gospel with Regard to the Doctrine of a ...

Thomas William Lancaster - 1825 - 494 pages
...preparing for me in " Odin's palace. Quickly, quickly seated in the splendid "• habitation of the gods, we shall drink beer out of the " skulls of our enemies. A brave man fears not to die. 1 " shall utter no timorous words as I enter the hall of Odin.' " 117Against Mr....
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Amenities of literature, sketches and characters of English literature, Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - 1841 - 400 pages
...lated, is, " Soon shall we drink out of the curved trees of the head; " which Bishop Percy translates, " Soon, in the splendid hall of Odin, we shall drink beer out of the skulls of our enemies." And thus also have the Danes themselves, the Germans, and the French. have perplexed the most skilful...
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The Iris, Or Literary Messenger, Volume 1

1841 - 580 pages
...think that a banquet is preparing for me in the palace of the gods. Soon, soon in the splendid abode of Odin we shall drink beer out of the skulls of our enemies. A brave man shrinks not at death. I shall utter no words expressive of fear as I enter the halls of Odin. We fought...
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Amenities of Literature: Consisting of Sketches and Characters of ..., Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - 1841 - 428 pages
...translated, is, " Soon shall we drink out of the curved trees of the head;" which Bishop Percy translates, " Soon, in the splendid hall of Odin, we shall drink beer out of the sculls of our enemies." And thus also have the Danes themselves, the Germans, and the French. The original...
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Amenities of Literature: Consisting of Sketches and Characters of ..., Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - 1841 - 426 pages
...translated, is, " Soon shall we drink out of the curved trees of the head ;" which Bishop Percy translates, " Soon, in the splendid hall of Odin, we shall drink beer out of the sculls of our enemies." And thus also have the Danes themselves, the Germans, and the French. The original...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 9

1841 - 638 pages
...translated, is, " Soon shall we drink out of the curved trees of the head /''which Bishop Percy translates, " Soon, in the splendid hall of Odin, we shall drink beer out of the sculls of our enemies." And thus also have the Danes themselves, the Germans, and the French. The original...
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