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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

I. 2. Liðsmannaflokkr (Liðs) - 10

2.1: Liðsmannaflokkr (‘Flokkr of the household troops’) — Anon LiðsI

Russell Poole 2012, ‘ Anonymous, Liðsmannaflokkr’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1014. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1023> (accessed 17 January 2022)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 

Skj: Anonyme digte om historiske personer og begivenheder [XI]: [2]. Liðsmannaflokkr (AI, 422-3, BI, 391-3); stanzas (if different): 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

SkP info: I, 1027

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9 — Anon Liðs 9I

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Cite as: Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Liðsmannaflokkr 9’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1027.

Hvern morgin sér horna
Hlǫkk á Tempsar bakka
— skalat Hanga hungra —
hjalmskóð roðin blóði.
Rýðr eigi sveigir
sára lauk í ári,
hinns Grjótvarar gætir,
gunnborðs, fyr Stað norðan.

 

Every morning {the Hlǫkk of drinking horns} [WOMAN] sees {the helmet-destroyers} [SWORDS] reddened with blood on the bank of the Thames; {the seagull of Hangi} [RAVEN/EAGLE] must not go hungry. {That brandisher {of the battle-plank}} [SHIELD > WARRIOR] who watches over Grjótvǫr [Steinvǫr] to the north of Stad does not redden {the leek of wounds} [SWORD] in a hurry.

context: In the Óláfr sagas, as for st. 1; in Knýtl, as for st. 2.

notes: [5-8]: This is the second occurrence of the refrain-like helmingr (see Note to st. 3/5-8), and this stanza also recapitulates other material used earlier in the flokkr. As explained in the Note to st. 3/5-8, Finnur Jónsson in Skj treats st. 9/5-8 as a variant of 3/5-8, and hence prints only ll. 1-4 of st. 9, except that ll. 7-8 are printed in a note to Skj AI, 221.

texts: Flat 955, Knýtl 16 [1-4], ÓHLeg 10

editions: Skj Anonyme digte om historiske personer og begivenheder [XI]: [2]. Liðsmannaflokkr 6 (AI, 423 (ll. 1-4), 221 (ll. 5-8); BI, 392 (ll. 1-4), 211 (ll. 5-8));

Skald I, 194 (ll. 1-4), 110 (ll. 5-8), NN §1992Flat 1860-8, III, 238, ÓH 1941, II, 684; ÓHLeg 1922, 11, ÓHLeg 1982, 52-3; Knýtl 1919-25, 46, ÍF 35, 116 (ch. 14).

sources

GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 186vb, 41 - 186vb, 41 (Flat)  image  image  image  
DG 8 (DG8) 73r, 29 - 73r, 31 (ÓHLeg)  transcr.  image  
Jón Ólafsson 1741 (JÓ) 24 - 24 (Knýtl)  image  
AM 20 d folx (20dx) 9v, 10 - 9v, 10 (Knýtl)  image  
NKS 873 4°x (873x) 11v, 1 - 11v, 4 (Knýtl)  image  
Holm papp 41 4°x (41x) 9r, 2 - 9r, 5 [1-4] (Knýtl)  
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