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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson (FriðÞ)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 33

not in Skj

Lausavísur — FriðÞ LvVIII (Frið)

Not published: do not cite (FriðÞ LvVIII (Frið))

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SkP info: VIII, 223

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

19 — FriðÞ Lv 19VIII (Frið 25)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 25 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 19)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 223.

The following eight stanzas concern Friðþjófr’s return to Norway with the Orkney tribute, his reaction to the burning down of his family farm and Ingibjǫrg’s marriage to King Hringr, and his revenge on Helgi and Hálfdan by desecrating and burning down the sanctuary at Baldrshagi.

Drukkum forðum
á Framnesi
fræknir drengir
með föður mínum.
ek brendan
þann vera;
á ek öðlingum
ilt at gjalda.

 

Once we, bold warriors, drank at Framnes with my father. Now I see that farm is burnt; I have to pay back the princes for that evil deed.

context: After his stay with the jarl of Orkney, who refuses to pay tribute to the brothers Helgi and Hálfdan, but willingly gives money to Friðþjófr himself, the latter, with his men, returns to Norway, bringing Hallvarðr with them. There they find that Helgi and Hálfdan have burnt down the dwellings at Framnes and married Ingibjǫrg off to King Hringr. Friðþjófr recites this stanza after having seen the burnt ruins at Framnes.

notes: The metre of this stanza is regular fornyrðislag, as is that of the following stanza.

texts: Frið 25

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 24 (AII, 275; BII, 297); Skald II, 156; Falk 1890, 79, Frið 1893, 22, 51-2, 79, Frið 1901, 34, Frið 1914, 22; Edd. Min. 101.

sources

AM 510 4° (510) 94v, 6 - 94v, 7 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 10 VI 8° (Holm10 VI) 2v, 13 - 2v, 15 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 568 4°x (568x) 101v - 101v (Frið)  image  
JS 27 folx (27x) 137r - 137r (Frið)  image  image  
Holm papp 17 4°x (papp17x) 360v, 2 - 360v, 3 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 150r - 150r (Frið)  image  
GKS 1006 folx (1006x) 589, 3 - 589, 5 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 88v, 24 - 88v, 31 (Frið)  image  
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