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Ragnarr loðbrók (Rloð)

volume 8; ed. Rory McTurk;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 10

Lausavísur — Rloð LvVIII (Ragn)

Not published: do not cite (Rloð LvVIII (Ragn))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 

SkP info: VIII, 670

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7 — Rloð Lv 7VIII (Ragn 23)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 23 (Ragnarr loðbrók, Lausavísur 7)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 670.

Spari manngi röf Rínar,
ef röskr vili hermenn;
verr samir hoskum hilmi
hringa fjölð en drengja.
Ilt er í borghlið baugum
brandrauðum fram standa;
allmarga veit ek jöfra,
þá er auðr lifir, dauða.

Spari manngi {röf Rínar}, ef röskr vili hermenn; fjölð hringa samir hoskum hilmi verr en drengja. Ilt er standa fram í borghlið brandrauðum baugum; ek veit allmarga jöfra dauða, þá er auðr lifir.

Let no person be sparing of {the amber of the Rhine} [GOLD], if a brave man should want soldiers; a multitude of rings befits a wise ruler worse than one of men. It is no good entering the gate of a stronghold with fire-red rings; I know of very many kings who are dead, while their wealth lives on.

texts: Ragn 23

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar VI 1 (AII, 237-8; BII, 257); Skald II, 133, NN §3181; FSN 1, 278-9 (Ragn ch. 14), Ragn 1891, 208 (ch. 14), Ragn 1906-8, 155, 186, 210-11 (ch. 15), Ragn 1944, 92-3, 95 (ch. 15), FSGJ 1, 265 (Ragn ch. 15), Ragn 1985, 137 (ch. 15), Ragn 2003, 49-50 (ch. 15), CPB II, 350.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 70v, 14 - 70v, 16 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 110v, 10 - 110v, 12 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated