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Vargeisa/Álfsól (Vargeisa)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 6

Lausavísur — Vargeisa LvVIII (HjǪ)

Not published: do not cite (Vargeisa LvVIII (HjǪ))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6 

SkP info: VIII, 502

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5 — Vargeisa Lv 5VIII (HjǪ 10)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 10 (Vargeisa/Álfsól, Lausavísur 5)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 502.

Kjóstu þann þræl         af þengils liði,
        er gefr svínum soð.
Mun þér ei maðr
        duga * af mildings hirð,
        ef þér glapvígr geriz.

Kjóstu þann þræl af liði þengils, er gefr svínum soð. Maðr af hirð mildings mun ei duga* þér, ef geriz þér glapvígr.

Choose that slave from the followers of the prince who gives swill to the swine. A man of the prince’s court will not be of use to you if he reveals himself to you as prone to accidental killing.

texts: HjǪ 10

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis II 8 (AII, 335; BII, 355); Skald II, 192; HjǪ 1720, 31, FSN 3, 477, FSGJ 4, 202, HjǪ 1970, 27, 85, 141.


AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 268r, 28 - 268v, 2 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 49r - 49r (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 89 - 89 (HjǪ)  image  
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