Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson (Arn)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Diana Whaley;

6. Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 332-54, BI, 305-27).

Skj poems:
1. Rǫgnvaldsdrápa
2. Hrynhenda, Magnúsdrápa
3. Magnúsdrápa
4. Et digt om Hermundr Illugason
5. Þórfinnsdrápa
6. Erfidrápa om kong Harald hårdråde
7. Vers af ubestemmelige digte, samt én lausavísa

Lausavísa — Arn LvII

Diana Whaley 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Lausavísa’ 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. 280-1.

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Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume II, pp. 280-1. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

1 — Arn Lv 1II

Cite as: Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Lausavísa 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. 280-1.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Drengr's í gǫgn at ganga
(gótt's fylgja vel drótni)
ǫld leynik því aldri,
ófúss syni Brúsa;
oss es, ef jarlar þessir
ógnbráðir til ráðask,
(hǫrð mun vinraun verða)
vandligr kostr fyr hǫndum.

texts: Flat 667, Orkn 23

editions: Skj Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 7. Vers af ubestemmelige digte, samt én lausavísa 5 (AI, 354; BI, 326-7); Skald I, 165; Flat 1860-8, II, 415, Orkn 1913-16, 69-70, ÍF 34, 66-7 (ch. 26); Whaley 1998, 301-2.

sources

UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 39v - 39v (Orkn)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 132rb, 19 - 132rb, 19 (Orkn)  image  image  image  
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