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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

II. 2. Lausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar (HSig) - 9

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2.2: Lausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar — Anon (HSig)II

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Anonymous, Lausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 815-23. <> (accessed 5 August 2021)

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SkP info: II, 816-17

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2 — Anon (HSig) 2II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade and Diana Whaley (eds) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 816-17.

For the mss containing this st. (Anon (HSig) 2), see Anon (HSig) 1 above.

Brenndr vas upp með endum
allr — en þat kalla
hraustligt bragð, es hugðak —
Heiðabœr af reiði.
Vôns, at vinnim Sveini
(vask í nótt fyr óttu)
— gaus hár logi ór húsum —
harm borgar armi).


All Hedeby was burned from end to end out of anger, and that one can call a valiant deed, I believe. There is hope that we will do harm to Sveinn; I was on the rampart of the stronghold last night before dawn; high flame burst from the houses.

context: The st. describes Haraldr’s sacking of Hedeby in 1049, and it was recited by Haraldr’s men.

notes: For the devastation of Hedeby, see also Þfagr Sveinn 6.

texts: Flat 1048, Fsk 213, H-Hr 138, HSig 34 (III 109), MH 79, Mork 41, Hkr 488 (III 109)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte om historiske personer og begivenheder [XI]: [7]. Lausavísur 7 (Menn Haralds 1049 - AI, 426; BI, 396); Skald I, 196; Mork 1867, 56, Mork 1928-32, 164, Andersson and Gade 2000, 200, 476 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 340 (MH); Fms 6, 259 (HSig ch. 51); ÍF 29, 257 (ch. 55); ÍF 28, 114-15 (HSig ch. 34), F 1871, 213, E 1916, 56.


GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 9v, 3 - 9v, 3 (Mork)  image  image  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 197vb - 197vb (Flat)  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 45r, 23 - 45r, 23 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 32va, 9 - 32va, 9 (H-Hr)  image  
OsloUB 371 folx (FskBx) 71v - 71v (Fsk)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 266, 16 - 266, 23 (Fsk)  image  
AM 63 folx (Kx) 543r, 9 - 543r, 16 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 23vb, 19 - 23vb, 19 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 45vb, 38 - 46ra, 1 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 16r, 21 - 16r, 23 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 271r, 2 - 271r, 9 (Hkr)  image  
AM 51 folx (51x) 64r, 32 - 64v, 5 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 98v, 1 - 98v, 5 (Fsk)  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 538v, 5 - 538v, 12  image  
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