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Humli konungr (Humli)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 3

Lausavísur — Humli LvVIII (Heiðr)

Hannah Burrows (forthcoming), ‘ Humli konungr, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3139> (accessed 24 October 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3 

SkP info: VIII, 484

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3 — Humli Lv 3VIII (Heiðr 115)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 115 (Humli konungr, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 484.

Eigi skulum         árum spilla,
þeim er fara         einir saman.

Skulum eigi spilla árum, þeim er fara einir saman.

We must not harm messengers, those who travel alone.

Mss: 203ˣ(112r), R715ˣ(35r) (Heiðr)

Readings: [1] skulum: skulu R715ˣ    [4] einir: einn R715ˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga VII 13: AII, 255-6, BII, 275, Skald II, 144, NN §3187; FSN 1, 502, Heiðr 1873, 284, Heiðr 1924, 153, FSGJ 2, 65, Heiðr 1960, 56 (Heiðr); Edd. Min. 11, NK 310, ÍF Edd. II, 428.

Context: The text is introduced (Heiðr 1960, 56): Humli konungr sagði ‘King Humli said’.

Notes: [All]: Heiðr 1960 and Edd. Min. present this text as prose. If regarded as a long-line, the text does display vocalic alliteration. Skj B and Skald (cf. NN §3187) make conjectural emendations in ll. 3-4 to restore alliteration.

Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated