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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, 1201

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91 — SnSt Ht 91III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 91’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1201.

Þiggja kná með gulli glǫð
gotna ferð at ræsi mjǫð;
drekka lætr hann sveit at sín
silfri skenkt it fagra vín.
Greipum mœtir gullin skál;
gumnum sendir Rínar bál
(eigi hittir œðra mann)
jarla beztr (en skjǫldung þann).

 

The merry troop of men receives mead along with gold from the ruler; he lets the company at his [hall] drink the fine wine poured from silver. The golden goblet meets the hands; the best of jarls gives people {the pyre of the Rhine}; [GOLD] one cannot find a more distinguished man than that lord.

context: This is a heptasyllabic catalectic variant of st. 90 above, except that the rhymes in ll. 3-8 fall on long rather than on short syllables (see st. 94). The metrical variant is not named, but because the identical rhymes involve couplets only, we should have expected it to be called in minnsta runhenda ‘the least end-rhyme’.

notes: This metre is also used in Anon Mhkv, which is recorded after Ht in R.

texts: Ht 94, SnE 686

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 91 (AII, 75; BII, 86); Skald II, 47; SnE 1848-87, I, 708-9, III, 133, SnE 1879-81, I, 15, 84, II, 32, SnE 1931, 250, SnE 2007, 36; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 61.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 52v, 26 - 52v, 29 (SnE)  image  image  image  
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