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DESCENT OF ODIN.
PROSE the King of Men with speed,
And saddled ftrait his coal-black steed;
* Niflheimr, the hell of the Gothic nations, confifted of nine worlds, to which were devoted all such as died of fickness, old age, or by any other means than in battle : Over it presided HELA, the Goddess of Death.
Him the Dog of Darkness spy'd,
The portals nine of hell arise,
Right against the eastern gate,
Thrice pronounc'd, in accents dread,
Pr. What call unknown, what charms presum
That calls me from the bed of reft ?
O. A Traveller, to thee unknown,