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Þorleikr fagri (Þfagr)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

III. Fragments (Frag) - 3

Þorleikr’s background is unknown. In 1051 he travelled from Iceland via Norway to Denmark to present a poem to Sveinn Úlfsson (ÍF 28, 113; ÍF 29, 253; Mork 1928-32, 161; Flat 1860-8, III, 338; Fms 6, 256). Both his name and his nickname fagri ‘the Fair’ indicate that he may have come from the family of the Laxdœlir (see Genealogy IIIa in ÍF 5; SnE 1848-87, III, 737-9; LH 1894-1901, I, 641-2). Þorleikr was a rather common name among the Laxdœlir (e.g. Þorleikr Hǫskuldsson and Þorleikr Bollason), and members of that family, such as Hǫskuldr Dala-Kollsson, Óláfr pá ‘Peacock’ Hǫskuldsson and Hallgerðr Hǫskuldsdóttir, were admired for their beauty (see ÍF 5, 14, 27; ÍF 12, 6-7). Þorleikr is listed in Skáldatal as one of the poets who eulogised Sveinn Úlfsson, and it is not said that he composed about any other dignitary or ruler (see SnE 1848-87, III, 258, 267, 283).

Fragments — Þfagr FragIII

Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Þorleikr fagri, Fragments’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 484.

stanzas:  1   2   3 

Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 11-13 (AI, 399, BI, 368)

SkP info: III, 486

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3 — Þfagr Frag 3III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Þorleikr fagri, Fragments 3’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 486.

Hirð viðr grams með gerðum
gollvǫrpuðr sér holla.

{Gollvǫrpuðr} viðr hirð grams holla sér með gerðum.

{The gold-flinger} [GENEROUS MAN] obtains the loyalty of the lord’s retinue with [gifts of] war-gear.

texts: Skm 200, SnE 202

editions: Skj Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 13 (AI, 399; BI, 368); Skald I, 184, NN §878; SnE 1848-87, I, 406-7, II, 323, 434, 583, III, 71, SnE 1931, 145, SnE 1998, I, 62.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 33r, 9 - 33r, 10 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 34v, 8 - 34v, 8 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 76, 3 - 76, 4 (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 31v, 19 - 31v, 20 (SnE)  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 10r, 31 - 10r, 31 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 748 II 4° (C) 4r, 28 - 4r, 29 (SnE)  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 479r - 479r  image  
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