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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

I. 8. Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr (Vǫlsa) - 14

2.2: Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr — Anon (Vǫlsa)I

Wilhelm Heizmann 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr’ 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. 1089.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13 

for reference only:  14 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 4. Vers af Vǫlsaþáttr (AII, 219-21, BII, 237-9)

SkP info: I, 1100

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9 — Anon (Vǫlsa) 9I

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Cite as: Wilhelm Heizmann (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr 9’ 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. 1100.

Víst eigi mætta ek
við um bindast
í mik at keyra,
ef vit ein lægum
í andkætu.
Þiggi Maurnir
þetta blæti!
En þú, Grímr, gestr várr,
gríp þú við Vǫlsa!

 

Certainly I would not be able to resist driving [it] into myself, if we two were lying alone in mutual pleasure. May Maurnir receive this offering! But you, Grímr, our guest, you grab Vǫlsi!

context: The maid accepts Vǫlsi enthusiastically, enfolding and stroking it, and speaking a stanza in which she takes up the obscene challenge of st. 2/5-8 and st. 8/9-10. The guest to whom she passes Vǫlsi next is identified in the following prose text as Finnr Árnason.

notes: The stanza appears to have a superfluous half-line, which, judging from the alliterative scheme, is either the present l. 3 (which Heusler and Ranisch omit in Edd. Min.) or l. 5 (which they print in a footnote); cf. Note to st. 8/3-4. 

texts: Vǫlsa 9, Flat 589

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 4. Vers af Vǫlsaþáttr 9 (AII, 220; BII, 238-9); Skald II, 124Flat 1860-8, II, 334 (Vǫlsa); Guðbrandur Vigfússon 1860, 136, CPB II, 382, Edd. Min. 125, Schröder 1933, 82.

sources

GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 122ra, 49 - 122ra, 50 (Flat)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 292 4°x (292x) 55r, 22 - 55r, 24 (Vǫlsa)  image  
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