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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Not published: do not cite (Vargeisa LvVIII (HjǪ))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, 497

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1 — Vargeisa Lv 1VIII (HjǪ 4)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 4 (Vargeisa/Álfsól, Lausavísur 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 497.

Vargeisa ek heiti;
heyr þú, vísis son,
viltu, at ek þér í sinni sé?
Allra þinna
tel ek þik þurfa munu
vel trúra vina.

 

I am called Vargeisa; listen, son of a king, do you want me to be of help to you? I reckon you will indeed have need of all your true friends.

context: The stanza follows immediately after HjǪ 3.

notes: Cf. Hjálmþérsrímur III, 21 (Finnur Jónsson 1905-22, II, 22). — In this stanza, composed in ljóðaháttr, Vargeisa’s friendly and genteel approach to Hjálmþér belies her unfortunately monstrous appearance, if not nature.

texts: HjǪ 4

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis II 2 (AII, 334; BII, 354); Skald II, 191; HjǪ 1720, 28, FSN 3, 474, FSGJ 4, 198-9, HjǪ 1970, 24-5, 83, 138.

sources

AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 267v, 5 - 267v, 7 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 48r - 48r (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 4°x (ÍBR5 4°x) 88 - 88 (HjǪ)  
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