William Godwin's Diary

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Edda, p. 22 (17  June  1801) Sturluson, SnorriEdda 1746 with Icelandic and Swedish parallel texts and including Johan Göransson's Latin translation at the bottom of the page.
WG probably read this work in:
Mallet, Paul HenriGöransson, Johan (translator of the Edda)Percy, Thomas (translator)Northern antiquities, or, A description of the manners, customs, religion and laws of the ancient Danes, and other Northern nations, including those of our own Saxon ancestors. With a translation of the Edda, or a system of runic mythology, and other pieces, from the ancient Islandic tongue. In two volumes. 1770
‘Translated from Mallet's Introduction à l'histoire de Dannemarc, &c; with additional notes by the English Translator and Göransson's Latin version of the Edda.' The translation of the Edda is in the second volume. (WorldCat)
WG cites in his biography of Chaucer:
Percy, Northern Antiquities, Vol. II (1:179), as well as:
Mallet, Introduction à l'Histoire de Dannemarc (1:32).
WG's sale catalog lists:
Mallet's Northern Antiquities, with translation of the Edda or System of Runic Mythology, by Bp. Percy, 2 vol. 1770 (item 511)

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