Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 38’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1147.
context: The dróttkvætt variant is characterised by the same features as st. 37 above, except that
the first two hendingar in each line
fall on two short resolved syllables (metrical positions 1 and 2). The
resolution on the second of these syllables is illicit in regular dróttkvætt metre.
notes: This variant is attested only here. — In R, the stanza is recorded at the end of Ht, before Jómsvíkingadrápa (Bjbp JómsI), and it is written in the same hand as Ht. In W it is given after st. 54 below, and it is said to be in a metre invented by Veili (for Veili, see Note to st. 35 [All]). In U it is recorded after st. 37 as here (it is omitted in Tˣ).
texts: ‹Ht 40›,
editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 38 (AII, 62-3; BII, 71); Skald II, 40, NN §§1312, 1313, 2992B; SnE 1848-87, I, 650-1, II, 389, III, 120, SnE 1879-81, I, 6, 78, II, 17, SnE 1931, 232, SnE 2007, 19; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 24.