Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 95’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1204.
context: The metre is málaháttr ‘speeches’ form’ (heading added by R*).
notes: For a more detailed discussion of this metre, see Section 4 of the General Introduction in SkP I. — For the four poems that Snorri composed about Skúli, see st. 69 and Note to st. 69 [All]. According to Sturlunga saga (Stu 1878, I, 244), Skúli presented Snorri with fifteen gifts during his stay at the jarl’s court in 1218-20: Jarlinn hafði gefit hónum skip þat, er hann hafði út, ok fimtán stór-gjafar ‘The jarl had given him the ship on which he sailed out [to Iceland], and fifteen grand gifts’. The wording of Stu betrays knowledge of Ht.
texts: ‹Ht 98›,
editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 95 (AII, 76; BII, 86); Skald II, 47; SnE 1848-87, I, 710-11, III, 134, SnE 1879-81, I, 15, 85, II, 33, SnE 1931, 251, SnE 2007, 37; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 64.