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  • And she took his words well, and they fell to counsel together thereover, and she said it would be great goodhap if it might be brought about.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Is it not wisdom, dear mother, if I trust in my goodhap?

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Birdalone stood up proud and straight, and was somewhat pale as she suffered Atra to kiss her cheeks and mouth, and said: Now hast thou forgiven me that weird dragged me in betwixt thy love and thy goodhap; and I have forgiven thee that I am led away by weird into the waste and the wilderness of love.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • She answered, "Well it fares; my kin and my friends live yet: but who shall say what goodhap folk may bear to their life's end?"

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Presently they were come close to the place where the way went down into the valley, cleaving through a clayey bent, so that the slippery sides of the cleft went up high to right and left; wherefore by goodhap there were no big stones anigh to roll down upon them.

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

  • And this indeed was the goodhap of the Goths; for they were somewhat disordered by their chase of the light-armed, and they smote and spared not, their hearts being full of bitter wrath, as might well be; for even as they turned on the Romans, they beheld the great roof of the

    The House of the Wolfings

  • Moreover, though in a way I wish him goodhap, yet is is such goodhap as one wishes a man who needs be a foe.

    The Sundering Flood

  • If for her sake and other good motives, I should resolutely and voluntarily; turn my back on evil, would I not have the right to walk at the side of one who, by the goodhap of her life, knows no evil?

    A Day of Fate

  • Nevertheless it is but justice to bear testimony of Earl Hakon that he was well worthy to be a chief, firstly by the lineage whereof he was descended, then for his wisdom and the insight with which he used the power that pertained to him, his boldness in battle, and withal his goodhap in gaining victories and slaying his foemen.

    The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)

  • She answered, “Well it fares; my kin and my friends live yet: but who shall say what goodhap folk may bear to their life’s end?”

    The Story of the Volsungs

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