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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Prose: Hr 35.2

Hrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35 16 — ed. not skaldic

Not published: do not cite (Prose: Hr 35.2)

Teaching TextsHrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35

text and translation

The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Bǫðvarr mælti: ‘Ekki er hǫllin svá vel skipuð sem ek ætlaði, ef eitt dýr skal hér eyða ríki ok fé konungsins.’
Hǫttr sagði: ‘Þat er ekki dýr, heldr þat it mesta trǫll.’
Nú kemr jólaaptann. Þá mælir konungr:
‘Nú vil ek, at allir menn séu kyrrir ok hljóðir í nótt, ok banna ek ǫllum mínum mǫnnum at ganga í nokkurn háska við dýrit, en fé ferr eptir því sem auðnar, ek vil eigi missa menn mína.’


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.


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