Note to stanza
1. 24. Þorleifr jarlsskáld Rauðfeldarson, 1. Poem about Hákon, 2 [Vol. 1, 371]
 forvistu ‘leader’: Usually an abstract noun, ‘leadership’, but sometimes, as here, forvista/forysta refers to the person who embodies these attributes (Fritzner: forysta). The grammarians’ citation of this stanza as an example of solecismus suggests they understood forvista as the abstract noun (as in GSvert Hrafndr 5/8IV) and hence considered í þér ‘(we had good leadership) in you’ a solecism for af þér ‘from you’. The ms. forms are forystu (A) and forustu (W, both texts), but normalised forvista, with long first syllable, is required in this metrical position.
Fritzner = Fritzner, Johan. 1883-… ∙ is referred to in ∙ Þjsk Hák 2, n. 4 (SkP 1)
GSvert Hrafndr 5 ∙ is referred to in ∙ Þjsk Hák 2, n. 4 (SkP 1)