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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

II. 1. Lausavísa from Magnúss saga góða ok Haralds harðráða (MH) - 1

2.2: Lausavísa from Magnúss saga góða ok Haralds harðráða — Anon (MH)II

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Anonymous, Lausavísa from Magnúss saga góða ok Haralds harðráða’ 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. 813-14. <> (accessed 6 December 2021)

stanzas:  1 

in texts: Flat, H-Hr, MH

SkP info: II, 813-14

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1 Nú fara heim í húmi
herkunn fyr lǫg sunnan
daprar skeiðr með dauðan
dýrnenninn gram þenna.
Ǫld hefr illa haldit;
esa stríðvana síðan;
hulit hafa hirðmenn skylja
hǫfuð, þess’s fremstr vas jǫfra.
Now the gloomy warships sail home in the dusk from the south past well-known law-districts with this dead, most enterprising ruler. People have been sorely grieved; there will be no lack of sorrow later; the retainers of that lord, who was the foremost of princes, have covered their heads.
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