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Busla (Busla)

volume 8; ed. Wilhelm Heizmann;

Buslubæn (Busl) - 9

Buslubæn — Busla BuslVIII (Bós)

Not published: do not cite (Busla BuslVIII (Bós))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 14. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Bósasaga, Buslubœn (AII, 330-2, BII, 350-3)

SkP info: VIII, 33

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7 — Busla Busl 7VIII (Bós 7)

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Cite as: Wilhelm Heizmann (ed.) 2017, ‘Bósa saga 7 (Busla, Buslubæn 7)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 33.

þér í hvílu
sem í hálmeldi
en í hásæti
sem á hafbáru.
Þó skal þér seinna
sýnu verra,
en, ef þú vilt við meyjar
manns gaman hafa,
villiz þú þá vegarins;
eða viltu þulu lengri?


May it be for you in your bed as if [you were] in burning straw and on your high-seat like on a churning sea. Yet later may it be a great deal worse for you, and if you wish to have a man’s pleasure with girls, may you then lose your way: or do you desire a longer rigmarole?

notes: In the seventh stanza it is made manifest before the king that he will find no peace within his own four walls. The curses of sts 3-7 finally culminate in the threat of sexual deviance.

texts: Bós 7 (ch. 5)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 14. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Bósasaga 7 (AII, 331; BII, 352); Skald II, 190; Bós 1666, 19-20, FSN 3, 205, Bós 1893, 18, FSGJ 3, 293-4, Bós 1996, 14; Edd. Min. 124.


AM 586 4° (586) 14v, 3 - 14v, 5 (Bós)  image  image  image  
AM 577 4° (577) 53v, 15 - 53v, 17 (Bós)  image  image  
AM 510 4° (510) 11r, 25 - 11r, 27 (Bós)  image  image  
AM 340 4°x (340x) 271, 15 - 271, 19 (Bós)  image  
AM 361 4°x (361x) 3r - 3v (Bós)  
AM 361 4°x (361x) 11r - 11r (Bós)  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated