Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 54 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II 54)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 180.
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Verst es í heimi,
veitat sunr fǫður,
svá synir við feðr;
við kunna menn
né nána frændr
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Verst er i he⸌i⸍me veitað | svn foðvr slita þeir sifivm sva synir við feðra kannaz engi við kvnna menn ne na̋na fræ | nðr nirðir bavga
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