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Unwilling I my lips unclofe :
Leave me, leave me to repofe.

Op. Once again my call obey.
Prophetefs, arife, and fay,
What dangers Odin's Child await,
Who the author of his fate.

PR. In Hoder's hand the Hero's doom: His brother fends him to the tomb. Now my weary lips I close: Leave me, leave me to repose.

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OD. Prophetefs, my spell obey.
Once again arife, and fay,
Who th' avenger of his guilt,
By whom shall Hoder's blood be fpilt.

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PR. In the caverns of the weft,
By Odin's fierce embrace compreft,
A wond'rous boy fhall Rinda bear,
Who ne'er fhall comb his raven-hair,
Nor wash his vifage in the stream,
Nor fee the fun's departing beam; -

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'Till he on Hoder's corfe fhall fmile
Flaming on the 'fun'ral pile.
Now my weary lips I close;
́Leave me, leave me to repofe,

call obey.

OD. Yet a while my
Prophetefs, awake, and say;
What Virgins thefe, in fpeechlefs woe,
That bend to earth their folemn brow.
That their flaxen treffes tear,
And fnowy veils, that float in air.
Tell me whence their forrows rofe:
Then I leave thee to repose.

PR. Ha! no Traveller art thou,
King of Men, I know thee now,
Mightieft of a mighty line-

OD. No boding Maid of skill divine
Art thou, nor Prophetess of good;
But mother of the giant-brood!

PR. Hie thee hence, and boast at home, That never shall Enquirer come

To break my iron-sleep again,
Till Lok + has burst his ten-fold chain :
Never, till fubftantial Night
Has reaffum'd her ancient right;
Till wrap'd in flames, in ruin hurl'd,
Sinks the fabric of the world.

+ Lok is the Evil Being, who continues in chains till the Twilight of the Gods approaches, when he shall break his bonds; the human race, the stars and fun fhall disappear; the earth fink in the feas, and fire confume the fkies: even Odin himself, and his kindred deities, fhall perish. For a farther explanation of this mythology, fee Mallet's Introduction to the Hiftory of Denmark, 1755, Quarto.





Mr. EVANS's Specimens of the Welch Poetry: LONDON, 1764, Quarto.



OWEN fucceeded his father GRIFFIN in the Principality of North-Wales, A. D. 1120. This battle was fought near forty years afterwards.

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