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Snorri Sturluson (SnSt)

13th century; volume 3; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

III. Háttatal (Ht) - 102

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Háttatal — SnSt HtIII

Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1094.

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Skj: Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal, 1222-23 (AII, 52-77, BII, 61-88)

SkP info: III, 1191

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80 — SnSt Ht 80III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 80’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1191.

Lofs flutt fjǫrum
fyr gunnǫrum
— né spurð spǫrum
spjǫll grams — snǫrum.
Hefk hans fǫrum
til hróðrs gǫrum
ypt óvǫrum
fyr auðs bǫrum.

 

Praise is presented before bold, battle-generous men; nor do we [I] withhold stories heard about the ruler. I have extolled his expeditions, performed for glory, before {unwary trees of wealth}. [MEN]

context: The metre is runhent ‘end-rhymed’, and it consists of fornyrðislag lines of Types D2 (ll. 2, 4, 5, 7) and C3 (ll. 1, 3, 6, 8) with end-rhymes that are similar throughout the stanza. Stanzas 80-94 are all examples of runhent, most of which are based on metres that have been used in earlier stanzas of Ht.

notes: The rubric in R is lxxiii. — Cf. the similar rhymes in RvHbreiðm Hl 34/1-4.

texts: Ht 83, SnE 675

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 80 (AII, 73; BII, 83); Skald II, 46; SnE 1848-87, I, 696-9, III, 131, SnE 1879-81, I, 13, 83, II, 30, SnE 1931, 247, SnE 2007, 33; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 51-2.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 52r, 18 - 52r, 19 (SnE)  image  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 150, 15 - 150, 16 (SnE)  image  image  image  
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