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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hervǫr Hundingjadóttir (HervH)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 4

not in Skj

Lausavísur — HervH LvVIII (HjǪ)

Not published: do not cite (HervH LvVIII (HjǪ))

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SkP info: VIII, 519

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4 — HervH Lv 4VIII (HjǪ 27)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 27 (Hervǫr Hundingjadóttir, Lausavísur 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 519.

Gef þú auð, jöfurr,         ef þú örr þykkiz;
þágu gull gumar,         ok geraz þér vel hollir.
En, ef maðr metnaz         við mildings síðu,
sýn leiðum þitt lyndi         ok láttu hann sneypu hljóta.

Gef þú auð, jöfurr, ef þú þykkiz örr; gumar þágu gull, ok geraz þér vel hollir. En, ef maðr metnaz við síðu mildings, sýn leiðum lyndi þitt ok láttu hann hljóta sneypu.

Give riches, prince, if you would be thought open-handed; [if] men have received gold and then they become very loyal to you. But if a man at the ruler’s side puffs himself up, show the loathsome one your temper and let him have disgrace as his portion.

texts: HjǪ 27

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis IV 6 (AII, 338; BII, 359); Skald II, 194, NN §124; HjǪ 1720, 48, FSN 3, 491-2, FSGJ 4, 216-17, HjǪ 1970, 39-40, 94-5, 155-6.


AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 273v, 1 - 273v, 4 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 53r - 53r (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 95, 7 - 95, 9 (HjǪ)  image  
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