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Hervǫr Hundingjadóttir (HervH)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 4

Lausavísur — HervH LvVIII (HjǪ)

Richard L. Harris (forthcoming), ‘ Hervǫr Hundingjadóttir, 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=3150> (accessed 18 January 2022)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4 

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.

 

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.

context: Hervǫr gives Hjálmþér more advice about behaviour at her father’s court, urging him to show generosity as befits a ruler.

notes: Hervǫr’s advice is conventionally gnomic and not specifically relevant to the situation at Hundingi’s hall.

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.

sources

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