Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 17 (Hervǫr, Lausavísur 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 375.
context: Hervǫr goes to speak to her mother, named elsewhere in the R and U redactions as Sváfa; see Note to Herv Lv 8/4 (Heiðr 25).
notes: [1-2]: Ms. R715ˣ reads (after alteration in l. 2): Ertu at öllu | of sem hraðast ‘You are in all things too hasty’. Verelius (Heiðr 1672, 86), who accepts this reading, attributes this and the following two lines to the jarl, and only the second helmingr to Hervǫr, presumably on grounds of sense; there is no ms. support for this. — [7-8]: Although Heiðr 13-17 are omitted in Hb, these lines are echoed in the prose as the direct speech of Hervǫr: brott vil ek heðan, því at ekki fæ ek hér ynði ‘I wish to go away from here, because I will not get happiness here’. — : Jón Rugman’s attempts to emend the text in R715ˣ (apparently to nið it næsta ‘a son in the near future’) have partially obscured the original reading, but it was likely close to the reading of 2845 (Heiðr 1924 suggests ‘indit’). On the senses of næri, næstr, see NN §2831.
texts: ‹Heiðr 17›,
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga I 5 (AII, 243; BII, 263); Skald II, 137, NN §2831B(d); Heiðr 1672, 86, FSN 1, 431, Heiðr 1873, 313, Heiðr 1924, 16-17, 104, FSGJ 2, 12-13, Heiðr 1960, 11-12; Edd. Min. 89.