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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

8. Ragnars saga loðbrókar 40 (Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Ragnars saga loðbrókar, 10) — Trémaðr [Vol. 8, 705]

[All]: As the result of an error in the binding of 1824b, the fols numbered 73-6 have become displaced, in such a way that narrative logic requires fols 73-9 to be read in the following order: 77, 78, 73-6, 79. While this naturally disrupts the continuity of the prose text, it does not affect the order in which the Ragn stanzas occur in the text, since there are no stanzas on fols 77-8. It does, however, mean that the present stanza is interrupted halfway through the word mosa, dat. sg. ‘with moss’ in l. 4: its first two letters complete the final line (21) on 76v, and its third and fourth letters begin l.1 on 79r.


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