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Anon (HSig) 4II

Kari Ellen Gade and Diana Whaley (eds) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar 4’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 818.

Anonymous LausavísurLausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar
345

Brenndum brúk á sandi;
bauðk hyr þara rauðum;
reyksvæla tók rjúka
rǫmm; en þat vas skǫmmu.
Enn fyr England sunnan
óð hestr und mér festa;
ristin skalf í rǫstu
rǫng; en þat vas lǫngu.

Brenndum brúk á sandi; bauðk rauðum hyr þara; rǫmm reyksvæla tók rjúka; en þat vas skǫmmu. Enn fyr sunnan England óð {hestr festa} und mér; ristin rǫng skalf í rǫstu; en þat vas lǫngu.

We [I] burned the heap of seaweed on the beach; I offered kelp to the red fire; the acrid thick smoke began to reek; and that was recently. And, south of England, {the horse of moorings} [SHIP] advanced beneath me; the carved frame shook in the current; but that was long ago.

Mss: F(54vb)

Readings: [4] vas: om. F

Editions: Skald I, 196 (ll. 1-4), 167 (ll. 5-8); F 1871, 255 (HSig).

Context: As st. 3 above.

Notes: [5-8]: For Notes and critical apparatus, see Hharð Lv 11/5-8, which is virtually identical (see Introduction to Lv 3-4 above).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite (HSigII)
  6. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Lausavísur 11’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 52-3.
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