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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hallr Snorrason (HSn)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Skj info: Hallr Snorrason, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 535-6, BI, 516-17).

Skj poems:
1. Af en drape om Magnus Erlingsson(?)
2. Lausavísur

Hallr Snorrason (HSn) is otherwise unknown. According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 255, 264, 277), he was one of Magnús Erlingsson’s poets. A possible fragment of a panegyric to Magnús (edited in SkP III) is preserved in SnE (Skm) and attributed to ‘Hallr’ (see HSn MagndrIII), whom scholars tend to identify with Hallr Snorrason (see SnE 1848-87, III, 643; LH 1894-1901, II, 76; Fidjestøl 1982, 160). Otherwise the only extant poetry by Hallr is the two lvv. below. The name of the poet is given in full in all mss.

Lausavísur — HSn LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Hallr Snorrason, Lausavísur’ 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. 636-8. <> (accessed 9 December 2021)

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Skj: Hallr Snorrason: 2. Lausavísur (AI, 535-6, BI, 516-17)

SkP info: II, 636-7

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1 — HSn Lv 1II

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Glymvǫllu rístr golli,
(góð's stillis fǫr) Róða
álfúrs súð und eyði,
(auðgrimms) búin rauðu;
nú's œgr ór fǫr frægri
(fellr húfr í svig dúfu
sveldr) með sœmð ok mildi
siklingr kominn hingat.

texts: Flat 813, Sv 4

editions: Skj Hallr Snorrason: 2. Lausavísur 1 (AI, 535-6; BI, 516); Skald I, 252, NN §1983; ÍF 30, 102-3 (ch. 63), Sv 1920, 72, Flat 1860-8, II, 593, E 1916, 318, Sv 1910-86, 85.


AM 327 4° (327) 35r, 30 - 35v, 1 (Sv)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 151vb, 49 - 151vb, 49 (Sv)  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 91v, 8 - 91v, 10 (Sv)  image  
AM 81 a fol (81a) 19rb, 15 - 19rb, 19 (Sv)  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 178r - 178r (Lv)  image  
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