Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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4. Hrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35 (Hr) - 27

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The skaldic database has been adapted here to include prose texts for teaching purposes. The text of Hrólfs saga is from Guðni Jónsson’s edition in Fornaldar sögur norðurlanda (1954); Skáldskaparmál is based on the text in Anthony Faulkes’s Viking Society edition; Laxdœla saga and Grœnlendinga saga are taken from the Íslenzk fornrit series. The text of Vǫlsunga saga is from Gordon’s Introduction to Old Norse, with incest restored. The first section of Hrólfs saga includes a close, unidiomatic parallel translation by Tarrin Wills. The glossary has also been produced by Tarrin Wills.

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Hrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35

Not published: do not cite ()

prose sections:  34.1   34.2   34.3   34.4   34.5   34.6   34.7   34.8   34.9   34.10   34.11   34.12   34.13   34.14   35.1   35.2   35.3   35.4   35.5   35.6   35.7   35.8   35.9   35.10   35.11   35.12   35.13 

17 — Prose: Hr 35.3

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Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Prose: Hr 35.3)

Allir heita hér góðu um at gøra eptir því, sem konungr bauð.
Bǫðvarr leynisk í burt um nóttina. Hann lætr Hǫtt fara með sér, ok gørði hann þat nauðugr ok kallar sér stýrt í bana. Bǫðvarr segir, at betr muni til takast. Þeir ganga í burt frá hǫllinni, ok verðr Bǫðvarr at bera Hǫtt, svá er hann hræddr.

 

Everyone promised faithfully to do what the king asked. Bǫðvarr stole himself away in the night. He had Hǫttr come with him and he did that under duress and said that he was being steered towards death. Bǫðvarr says that it would turn out better [than that]. They go away from the hall and Bǫðvarr ends up carrying Hǫttr, so afraid is he.

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