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Hvítserkr Ragnarsson (HvítRagn)

volume 8; ed. Rory McTurk;

VIII. Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Lausavísa — HvítRagn LvVIII (Ragn)

Not published: do not cite (HvítRagn LvVIII (Ragn))

stanzas:  1 

SkP info: VIII, 666

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1 — HvítRagn Lv 1VIII (Ragn 21)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 21 (Hvítserkr Ragnarsson, Lausavísa 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 666.

Hyggjum at, áðr heitim,
at hefnt megi verða;
látum ýmsu illu
Agnars bana fagna.
Skjótum húf á hrannir,
höggum ís fyrir barði;
sjám á hitt, hvé snekkjur
snemst vér fáim búnar.

Hyggjum at, áðr heitim, at hefnt megi verða; látum bana Agnars fagna ýmsu illu. Skjótum húf á hrannir, höggum ís fyrir barði; sjám á hitt, hvé vér fáim búnar snekkjur snemst.

Let us think before we promise [anything], so that vengeance may be achieved; let us allow Agnarr’s slayer to encounter various misfortunes. Let us thrust the hulk onto the waves, let us hack away the ice before the prow; let us see to this: how we can get the ships prepared as soon as may be.

texts: Ragn 21, RagnSon

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar V 11 (AII, 237; BII, 256); Skald II, 133, NN §1460; FSN 1, 268 (Ragn ch. 9), Ragn 1891, 200 (ch. 9), Hb 1892-6, 461 (RagnSon ch. 2), Ragn 1906-8, 145, 209-10 (ch. 10), Ragn 1944, 74-5 (ch. 10), FSGJ 1, 255 (Ragn ch. 10), Ragn 1985, 129 (ch. 10), Ragn 2003, 41 (ch. 10), CPB II, 349.

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NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 66r, 5 - 66r, 8 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 104v, 7 - 104v, 8 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 544 4° (Hb) 106r - 106r (RagnSon)  image  image  
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