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DESCENT OF ODIN.
AN O D E.
U PROSE the King of men with speed,
* Niflheimr, the hell of the Gothic nations, consisted 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.
While from his jaws, with carnage filld,
Right against the eastern gate,
Thrice pronounc'd, in accents dread,
PROPHET ES S..
What call unknown, what charms, presume