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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Prose: Hr 35.10

Hrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35 24 — ed. not skaldic

Not published: do not cite (Prose: Hr 35.10)

Teaching TextsHrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

‘Já,’ sagði Hǫttr, ‘ek mun til þessa ráðast.’
Konungr mælti: ‘Ekki veit ek, hvaðan þessi hreysti er at þér komin, Hǫttr, ok mikit hefir um þik skipazk á skammri stundu.’
Hǫttr mælti: ‘Gef mér til sverðit Gullinhjalta, er þú heldr á, ok skal ek þá fella dýrit eða fá bana.’
Hrólfr konungr mælti: ‘Þetta sverð er ekki beranda nema þeim manni, sem bæði er góðr drengr ok hraustr.’
Hǫttr sagði, ‘Ætla svá til, konungr, at mér muni háttat.’


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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