Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

II. 8. Lausavísa from Magnúss saga Erlingssonar (MErl) - 1

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2.2: Lausavísa from Magnúss saga Erlingssonar — Anon (MErl)II

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lausavísa from Magnúss saga Erlingssonar’ 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. 840-1.

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SkP info: II, 840-1

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1 — Anon (MErl) 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísa from Magnúss saga Erlingssonar 1’ 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. 840-1.

Ǫnundr kvazk eigi mundu
við orrostu kosta,
fyrr an sunnan siglði
Sigurðr jarl með húskarla.
Mjǫk fara Magnúss rekkar
mætir upp á stræti,
en Hôkonar haukar
hart skunduðu undan.

 

Ǫnundr said he would not engage in battle until Sigurðr jarl sailed from the south with the housecarls. Magnús’s splendid men are rushing up the street, but Hákon’s hawks hurried away quickly.

context: The st. is recited in 1161 during the battle of Tønsberg, Norway, which Erlingr skakki ‘the Tilting’ Kyrpinga-Ormsson and the troops of his son, Magnús, fight against King Hákon herðibreiðr ‘Broad-shoulder’ Sigurðarson. During the battle, Ǫnundr Símunarson, one of Hákon’s men, flees, because he will not fight unless Jarl Sigurðr Hávarðsson is present.

notes: For this battle, see also Þskakk Erldr 2.

texts: H-Hr 353, MErl 1 (III 231), Hkr 613 (III 231)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: B. Vers om bestemte personer og begivenheder 18 (AI, 594-5; BI, 595); Skald I, 290; ÍF 28, 377 (MErl ch. 3), F 1871, 363, E 1916, 227; Fms 7, 284 (Hherð ch. 23).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 693v, 17 - 693v, 24 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 78vb, 15 - 78vb, 18 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 64v, 17 - 64v, 18 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 372r, 21 - 372r, 28 (Hkr)  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 59v, 23 - 59v, 23 (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 133r, 13 - 133r, 13 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 86va - 86vb, 2 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 546r, 22 - 546v, 5  image  
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