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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

I. 2. Liðsmannaflokkr (Liðs) - 10

2.1: Liðsmannaflokkr (‘Flokkr of the household troops’) — Anon LiðsI

Russell Poole 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Liðsmannaflokkr’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1014.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 

Skj: Anonyme digte om historiske personer og begivenheder [XI]: [2]. Liðsmannaflokkr (AI, 422-3, BI, 391-3); stanzas (if different): 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

SkP info: I, 1023

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6 — Anon Liðs 6I

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Cite as: Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Liðsmannaflokkr 6’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1023.

Einráðit lét áðan
Ullkell, þars spjǫr gullu,
— hǫrð óx hildar garða
hríð — víkinga at bíða.
Ok, slíðrhugaðr, síðan
sátt á oss, hvé mátti
byggs við bitran skeggja
brunns; tveir hugir runnu.

Ullkell lét áðan einráðit at bíða víkinga, þars spjǫr gullu; {hǫrð hríð {garða hildar}} óx. Ok, slíðrhugaðr, sátt á oss síðan, hvé mátti við {bitran skeggja {byggs brunns}}; tveir hugir runnu.

Ullkell had beforehand resolved to await the vikings where spears screamed; {a hard storm {of enclosures of war}} [SHIELDS > BATTLE] swelled. And, ruthless-minded one, you saw on us afterwards how one [we] could prevail against {the fierce denizen {of the barley of the spring}} [STONE > ?= Ullkell]; two minds were competing.

texts: Flat 952, ÓHLeg 7

editions: Skj Óláfr Haraldsson enn helgi: Lausavísur 3 (AI, 220; BI, 210); Skald I, 110, NN §§594, 3065Flat 1860-8, III, 238, ÓH 1941, II, 684; ÓHLeg 1922, 11, ÓHLeg 1982, 50-1.

sources

GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 186vb, 35 - 186vb, 35 (Flat)  image  image  image  
DG 8 (DG8) 73r, 21 - 73r, 24 (ÓHLeg)  transcr.  image  
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