Lausavísur — Vargeisa LvVIII (HjǪ)Vargeisa/Álfsól
Vargeisa/Álfsól, Lausavísur — Richard L. Harris
Not published: do not cite (Vargeisa LvVIII (HjǪ))
Vargeisa ek heiti; heyr þú, vísis son,
viltu, at ek þér í sinni sé?
Allra þinna tel ek þik þurfa munu
vel trúra vina.
‘I am called Vargeisa; listen, son of a king, do you want me to be of help to you? I reckon you will indeed have need of all your true friends. ’
Sæk þú Snarvendil; sigr mun honum fylgja,
hoskr, ef þú, hilmir, vilt þér í hendi bera.
Koss vil ek af þér klénan þiggja;
þá muntu mímung mér ór hendi fá.
‘Take Snarvendill; victory will follow it, if you, wise prince, want to carry it in your hand. I want to get a nice kiss from you; then you will get the sword from my hand. ’
Sel ek þér Snarvendil; sigr mun honum fylgja,
jöfurr inn stórráði, um þína aldrdaga.
Snúiz þín æfi æ til sigrs ok gæfu,
hvar sem þú heim kannar; hugr er í konungs barni.
‘I give you Snarvendill; victory will follow it throughout the days of your life, ambitious prince. May your life always turn to victory and good luck wherever you go in the world; there is courage in the king’s son. ’
Vertu ei svá ærr, maðr, at þú Ölvi grandir;
vertu honum heill, hilmir; hann er þér hollr, fylkir.
Láttu eigi illmæli æða lund þína;
vel þér vini tryggva; vertu þeim hollr, dróttinn.
‘Do not be so furious, man, that you injure Ǫlvir; be true to him, ruler; he is loyal to you, king. Do not let slander enrage your temperament; choose for yourself trustworthy friends; be loyal to them, lord. ’
Kjóstu þann þræl af þengils liði,
er gefr svínum soð.
Mun þér ei maðr duga * af mildings hirð,
ef þér glapvígr geriz.
‘Choose that slave from the followers of the prince who gives swill to the swine. A man of the prince’s court will not be of use to you if he reveals himself to you as prone to accidental killing. ’
Keyptir þú Snarvendil með kossi einum;
var þat verð lítit, vel frá ek mér kæmi.
Örr mundir þú af auði, ef optar svá fengir,
jöfurr inn ógndjarfi ok einkarhepni.
‘You bought Snarvendill with a single kiss; that was a low price, [but] I learnt it was fortunate for me. You would be liberal with riches, if you got such more often, dreadfully bold and very fortunate prince. ’
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