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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Not published: do not cite (FriðÞ LvVIII (Frið))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, 227

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23 — FriðÞ Lv 23VIII (Frið 29)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 29 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 23)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 227.

Stundum til strandar,
— stórt ráðum vér síðan —
þvíat blár logi baukar
í Baldrshaga miðjum.

 

Let us make now for the beach, because dark flame is rooting around in the middle of Baldrshagi; we will hatch great plans afterwards.

context: The B redaction prose text reports (Frið 1901, 37): Þat segja menn, at Friðþjófr hafi undit eldskiðu í næfrarnar, svá at salrinn logaði allr, ok kvað vísu ‘People say that Friðþjófr flung a log of firewood into the birch-bark shingles so that the whole hall was ablaze, and recited a stanza’. Frið 29 is that stanza.

notes: This helmingr is only in the B redaction mss; Friðþjófr’s act of setting the hall on fire is not mentioned in the A text. The metre is an irregular variant of dróttkvætt.

texts: Frið 29

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 28 (AII, 276; BII, 298); Skald II, 157; Falk 1890, 81-2, Frið 1893, 25, Frið 1901, 37.

sources

Holm papp 17 4°x (papp17x) 360v, 30 - 360v, 31 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 150v - 150v (Frið)  image  
GKS 1006 folx (1006x) 590, 14 - 590, 15 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 90r, 1 - 90r, 4 (Frið)  image  
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