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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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92 — SnSt Ht 92III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 92’ 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.

Getit vas grams fara;
gǫrt hefk mærð snara;
þengill mun þess vara;
þat namk lítt spara.
Finnrat frœknara
fœði gunnstara
mann mildara
merkir blóðsvara.

 

The lord’s expeditions have been recounted; I have made a powerful praise-poem; the ruler will be ready for that; I hardly held that back. {The stainer {of blood-birds}} [RAVENS/EAGLES > WARRIOR = Snorri] will not find {a bolder feeder {of battle-starlings}}, [RAVENS > WARRIOR] nor a more generous man.

context: According to the commentary, this variant, which has identical end-rhymes extending throughout the stanza, has full runhenda ‘full end-rhyme’. The lines are all regularised málaháttr (Type D*2).

texts: Ht 95, SnE 687

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 92 (AII, 75; BII, 86); Skald II, 47, NN §3263; SnE 1848-87, I, 708-9, III, 133, SnE 1879-81, I, 15, 84, II, 33, SnE 1931, 250, SnE 2007, 36-7; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 61-2.

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GKS 2367 4° (R) 52v, 30 - 52v, 32 (SnE)  image  image  image  
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