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Eyv Hák 19I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Hákonarmál 19’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 192.

Eyvindr skáldaspillir FinnssonHákonarmál
181920

text and translation

Góðu dœgri         verðr sá gramr of borinn,
        es sér getr slíkan sefa.
Hans aldar         mun æ vesa
        at góðu getit.

Góðu dœgri verðr sá gramr of borinn, es getr sér slíkan sefa. Aldar hans mun æ vesa getit at góðu.
 
‘On a good day will that monarch be born who gets for himself such a character. His time will always be spoken of as good.

notes and context

In Hkr, as for st. 1. The last three stanzas are cited in Fsk in support of the remark that when Hákon died, he was mourned by friends and enemies alike.

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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: Eyvindr Finnsson skáldaspillir, 1. Hákonarmál 19: AI, 67, BI, 59-60, Skald I, 37; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 221, IV, 61, ÍF 26, 196-7, Hkr 1991, I, 128 (HákGóð ch. 31/32), F 1871, 84; Fsk 1902-3, 48 (ch. 12), ÍF 29, 94 (ch. 13); Möbius 1860, 234, Jón Helgason 1968, 28, Krause 1990, 128-30.

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