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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Not published: do not cite (FriðÞ LvVIII (Frið))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, 231

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27 — FriðÞ Lv 27VIII (Frið 33)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 33 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 27)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 231.

The following three stanzas concern Friðþjófr’s exile from Norway as an outlaw and his desire to return to Norway and visit King Hringr’s court, where he can be near Ingibjǫrg.

Sigldum vér ór Sogni;
svá fórum vér næstum;
þá lék eldr it efra
í óðali váru.
En tekr bál at brenna
í Baldrshaga miðjan;
því mun ek vargr at vísu;
veit ek, því mun heitit.

 

We sailed out of Sogn; we travelled that way last time; then fire played high above our family homestead. But now the conflagration begins to burn in the middle of Baldrshagi; for that reason I will certainly [be] an outlaw; I know it will be promised.

context: Friðþjófr recites this stanza as he and his companions sail out of Sognefjorden.

notes: This stanza is only in the B redaction mss, and is in an irregular variant of dróttkvætt.

texts: Frið 33

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 32 (AII, 277; BII, 298-9); Skald II, 157, NN §§1477, 2831; Falk 1890, 83, Frið 1893, 26, Frið 1901, 39.

sources

Holm papp 17 4°x (papp17x) 361r, 10 - 361r, 12 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 151r - 151r (Frið)  image  
GKS 1006 folx (1006x) 591, 6 - 591, 9 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 90v, 4 - 90v, 11 (Frið)  image  
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