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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hharð Lv 2bII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Lausavísur 2b’ 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. 44-5.

Haraldr harðráði SigurðarsonLausavísur

text and translation

Nú lætk skóg af skógi
skreiðask lítils heiðar;
hverr veit, nema verðak
víða frægr of síðir?

Nú lætk skreiðask skóg af skógi lítils heiðar; hverr veit, nema verðak víða frægr of síðir?
‘Now I’m slinking from wood to wood with little honour; who knows if I won’t become famous far and wide in the end?

notes and context

As Lv 2a above.



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: Haraldr Sigurðarson harðráði, Lausavísur 2/5-8: AI, 356, BI, 328, Skald I, 166; ÍF 28, 69 (HSig ch. 1), F 1871, 193, E 1916, 34; ÓH 1941, I, 580 (ch. 231), Flat 1860-8, II, 362 (ÓH); Fms 6, 130-1 (HSig ch. 1); Flat 1860-8, III, 289 (MH), Mork 1928-32, 57, Andersson and Gade 2000, 130, 471 (MH); Flat 1860-8, II, 408, Orkn 1913-16, 54, ÍF 34, 53 (ch. 21).


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