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Bjǫrn Ragnarsson (BjRagn)

volume 8; ed. Rory McTurk;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 4

Lausavísur — BjRagn LvVIII (Ragn)

Not published: do not cite (BjRagn LvVIII (Ragn))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4 

SkP info: VIII, 665

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2 — BjRagn Lv 2VIII (Ragn 20)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 20 (Bjǫrn Ragnarsson, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 665.

Duga mun hugr ok hjarta
í hugsnöru brjósti,
þó at miðr um þat mæli,
manni innan rifja.
Eigi er oss í augum
ormr né fránir snákar;
bræðr gæddu mik mínir;
man ek stjúpsonu þína.

Hugr mun duga manni ok hjarta innan rifja í hugsnöru brjósti, þó at mæli miðr um þat. Ormr er oss eigi í augum né fránir snákar; bræðr mínir gæddu mik; ek man stjúpsonu þína.

Courage will serve a man well, as will a heart within the ribs in a courage-swift breast, even though he may speak rather little about it. There is no snake in our eyes, nor glittering serpents; my brothers enriched me; I remember your stepsons.

texts: Ragn 20, RagnSon

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar V 10 (AII, 236-7; BII, 256); Skald II, 133; FSN 1, 267-8 (Ragn ch.9), Ragn 1891, 200 (ch. 9), Hb 1892-6, 461 (RagnSon ch. 2), Ragn 1906-8, 145, 183, 209 (ch. 10), Ragn 1944, 74-5 (ch. 10), FSGJ 1, 255 (Ragn ch. 10), Ragn 1985, 128 (ch. 10), Ragn 2003, 40 (ch. 10), CPB II, 349.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 66r, 2 - 66r, 5 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 104v, 3 - 104v, 6 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 544 4° (Hb) 105v - 106r (RagnSon)  image  image  
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