Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þórarinn stuttfeldr (Þstf)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

2. Lausavísur (Lv) - 3

Skj info: Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 489-92, BI, 461-4).

Skj poems:
1. Stuttfeldardrápa
2. Lausavísur

Þórarinn stuttfeldr ‘Short-cloak’ (Þstf) is known only from the episode recounted in Msona in Mork (Mork), H-Hr (H, Hr) and the interpolated mss of Hkr (F, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ), in which he acquired his nickname stuttfeldr (see Mork 1928-32, 385-7; Fms 7, 152-5; F 1871, 299-300; E 1916, 150-1). See also Þstf Lv 1-3 below and Sjórs Lv 2. Þórarinn is listed among the poets of Sigurðr jórsalafari ‘Jerusalem-farer’ Magnússon (d. 1130) in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 263, 276, 629-31). According to Mork (1928-32, 386), Þórarinn was an Icelander.

Lausavísur — Þstf LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Lausavísur’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 479-81.

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Skj: Þórarinn stuttfeldr: 2. Lausavísur, o. 1120 (AI, 491-2, BI, 463-4)

SkP info: II, 479-80

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1 — Þstf Lv 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Lausavísur 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 479-80.

Hykk, at hér megi þekkja
heldr í stuttum feldi
oss, en ek læt þessa
óprýði mér hlýða.
Værir mildr, ef mæra
mik vildir þú skikkju,
— hvat hafim heldr an tǫtra —
hildingr, muni vildri.

 

I think that one may see us [me] here in quite a short cloak, but I say this lack of style suits me. You would be generous, if you would deck me out in a coat somewhat more desirable, ruler; I’d rather wear anything but rags.

context: Þórarinn responds to a couplet by Sigurðr jórsalafari (Sjórs Lv 2) in which Sigurðr comments on the short cloak which earned Þórarinn his nickname.

texts: H-Hr 322, Mork 186

editions: Skj Þórarinn stuttfeldr: 2. Lausavísur 1 (AI, 491; BI, 463); Skald I, 228; Mork 1867, 188, Mork 1928-32, 385, Andersson and Gade 2000, 347-8, 489 (Msona); Fms 7, 152-3 (Msona ch. 39); F 1871, 299, E 1916, 150 (Msona).

sources

GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 30r, 42 - 30r, 42 (Mork)  image  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 108v, 24 - 108v, 24 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 72ra, 30 - 72ra, 30 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 64va, 19 - 64va, 22  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 43r, 2 - 43r, 4  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 328r, 26 - 328r, 33  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 25v, 18 - 25v, 18  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 545r, 5 - 545r, 12  image  
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