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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 2IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 2 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 2IV)

Arngrímr ábóti BrandssonGuðmundardrápa

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Rædda ek lítt við reglur Eddu
ráðin mín, ok kvað ek sem bráðast
vísur þær, er vil ek ei hrósa,
verkinn erat sjá mjúkr í kverkum;
stirða hefir ek ár til orða,
ekki má af slíku þekkjaz,
arnar leir hefig yðr at færa,
emka ek fróðr hjá skáldum góðum.


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.

editions and texts

Skj: Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, 1. Guðmundar kvæði (drápa?) byskups 2: AII, 348-9, BII, 372, Skald II, 201, NN §§1489, 2623; Biskupa sögur 1858-78, II, 178 (GBpD), 187 (Gd), Isberg 1877, 31, 41, 51.


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