Cite as: Wilhelm Heizmann (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr 3’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1094.
context: King Óláfr, together with Finnr Árnason and Þormóðr Kolbrúnarskáld, visits the farm incognito; all three don grey cloaks and say they are called Grímr. They are greeted warmly by the daughter of the house. She recognizes the guests in spite of their disguise, as she reveals in the stanza. Afterwards King Óláfr asks her to keep the secret to herself.
notes: This is the only stanza that deviates from the (irregular) fornyrðislag metre of the others, and it has only six lines rather than the normal (though not invariable) eight. CPB puts it at the end of the poem, while Heusler and Ranisch (Edd. Min.) omit it.
texts: ‹Vǫlsa 3›,
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 4. Vers af Vǫlsaþáttr 3 (AII, 219; BII, 237); Skald II, 123, NN §§2359, 2993D; Flat 1860-8, II, 333 (Vǫlsa); Guðbrandur Vigfússon 1860, 135, CPB II, 382, Edd. Min. 123-4, Schröder 1933, 80.