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Anon Mhkv 20III

Roberta Frank (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Málsháttakvæði 20’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1234.

Anonymous PoemsMálsháttakvæði
192021

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Ástblindir 'ro seggir svá
sumir, at þykkja mjǫk fás gá,
(þannig verðr of mansǫng mælt)
marga hefr þat hyggna tælt.
Ekki var þat forðum farald,
Finnan gat þó œrðan Harald,
hônum þótti sólbjǫrt sú,
slíks dœmi verðr mǫrgum nú.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði 20: AII, 134, BII, 143, Skald II, 76; Möbius 1874, 9, Wisén 1886-9, I, 75.

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