Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 11 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 9)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 208.
context: Friðþjófr speaks another stanza, giving his view of the dire situation he is in.
stanza, like the previous one, draws a contrast between the speaker’s situation
and happier days in female company, the difference being that Friðþjófr speaks
as a privileged suitor, while his foster-brother, Ásmundr, can only think of
menial tasks in the presence of women, like serving meals, something Friðþjófr
teases him about in both prose versions of the saga. The stanza is in fornyrðislag. — [3-4]: These lines may refer either to the recitation of poetry or to the singing of songs, the latter presumed by the translations in Frið 1901 and Skj B.
texts: ‹Frið 11›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 11 (AII, 271-2; BII, 294); Skald II, 155, FF §47; Falk 1890, 74-5, Frið 1893, 15, 45, 72, Frið 1901, 22-3, Frið 1914, 14; Edd. Min. 98.