Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 34 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 28)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 232.
context: After having been declared an outlaw, Friðþjófr spends some time as a viking but eventually, tiring of this lifestyle, he decides to part from his companions and visit the court of King Hringr, husband of Ingibjǫrg, to be near her. He informs Bjǫrn of this and speaks this stanza.
notes: This fornyrðislag stanza is only in A redaction mss, and is absent from 568ˣ. In Skj and Skald all the stanzas in the saga from this point on are treated as belonging to a separate section of the text (designated II) and are numbered from 1 to 7, Frið 34 being number 1. In 510 (95r, l. 9) a large ornate capital begins the section of the prose text immediately preceding Frið 34 (Frið 1914, 26, l. 7) and in 568ˣ there is a large capital in the same place on fol. 102r, l. 23, indicating that this section of the saga may have been considered separate from that preceding. — This edn follows Edd. Min. and Wenz (Frið 1914) in on the whole preferring the version of this stanza represented by 27ˣ, rather than 510’s version, which requires considerable emendation to make sense. Ms. 27’s version is very similar to Frið 32/1-4. Skj B and Skald prefer the 510 version.
texts: ‹Frið 34›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna II 1 (AII, 277; BII, 299); Skald II, 158; Falk 1890, 83-4, Frið 1893, 55, Frið 1914, 26; Edd. Min. 102.