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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, ‘(Introduction to) 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.

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, 1028

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10 — Anon Liðs 10I

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Cite as: Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Liðsmannaflokkr 10’ 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. 1028.

Dag vas hvern, þats Hǫgna
hurð rjóðask nam blóði,
ár, þars úti vôrum,
Ilmr, í fǫr með hilmi.
Kneigum vér, síz vígum
varð lokit hǫrðum,
fyllar dags, í fǫgrum,
fit, Lundúnum sitja.

 

Every day it came about that {the door of Hǫgni} [SHIELD] was reddened with blood, the year when we were out, Ilmr [lady], on the expedition with the king. We are able, since hard battles have recently ended, {meadow {of the day of the sea}}, [GOLD > WOMAN] to sit in pleasant London.

context: As for st. 1.

notes: [5-8]: The poet leaves it open to his audience to assume that the siege of London led directly to the occupation of the city. More realistic is the ASC account (s. a. 1016) which states that the Londoners bought peace with the invading army, who brought their ships into London and overwintered there.

texts: Flat 956, ÓHLeg 11

editions: Skj Anonyme digte om historiske personer og begivenheder [XI]: [2]. Liðsmannaflokkr 7 (AI, 423; BI, 393); Skald I, 194, NN §§907, 1909B; Flat 1860-8, III, 238, ÓH 1941, II, 684; ÓHLeg 1922, 11-12, ÓHLeg 1982, 52-3.

sources

GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 186vb, 43 - 186vb, 43 (Flat)  image  image  image  
DG 8 (DG8) 73r, 32 - 73r, 34 (ÓHLeg)  transcr.  image  
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