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Hrókr inn svarti (Hróksv)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Hrókskviða (Hrkv) - 27

Hrókskviða — Hróksv HrkvVIII (Hálf)

Not published: do not cite (Hróksv HrkvVIII (Hálf))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27 

SkP info: VIII, 361

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24 — Hróksv Hrkv 24VIII (Hálf 74)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 74 (Hrókr inn svarti, Hrókskviða 24)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 361.

Segi ek svá kveðit
snotru vífi,
at ek Brynhildar
biðja mundak,
ef vita þættumz,
at vildi hon
Hróki unna,
Hámundar bur.

 

Thus I make known to the wise woman that I would ask for the hand of Brynhildr, if I thought that she could love Hrókr, son of Hámundr.

notes: It would appear from this and the following stanzas that Hrókr is very well aware that he is being overheard (as the prose text represents it) and that he knows who his audience is.

texts: Hálf 74

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga IX 24 (AII, 268; BII, 291); Skald II, 153; Hálf 1864, 38, Hálf 1909, 129-30, FSGJ 2, 131, Hálf 1981, 196; Edd. Min. 48.

sources

GKS 2845 4° (2845) 38v, 20 - 38v, 21 (Hálf)  transcr.  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated