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Sigv Lv 29I

Judith Jesch (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Lausavísur 29’ 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. 735.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonLausavísur
282930

text and translation

Minn hug segik mǫnnum,
Magnús, at ek fagna
— goðs lán es þat — þínu
þingdrífu vel lífi.
Ætti drengja dróttinn
dýrðarson, ef yrði
(þjóð mætti fô fœðask)
feðr glíkr (konung slíkan).

Segik hug minn mǫnnum, Magnús, at ek fagna vel þingdrífu lífi þínu; þat es lán goðs. {Dróttinn drengja} ætti dýrðarson, ef yrði glíkr feðr; fô þjóð mætti fœðask slíkan konung.
 
‘I tell my thought to people, Magnús, that I am well pleased with your assembly-attending life; it is God’s gift. The lord of men [RULER = Óláfr] would have a glorious son, if he became like his father; few nations could produce such a king.

notes and context

As for Lv 28. Sigvatr joins Ástríðr in accompanying Magnús to Norway, and the poet speaks this stanza.

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sources

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: Sigvatr Þórðarson, 13. Lausavísur 31: AI, 274, BI, 254, Skald I, 131, NN §682, 1121, 1853A, 1879; Hkr 1777-1826, III, 13-14, VI, 126-7, Hkr 1868, 522 (MGóð ch. 10), Hkr 1893-1901, III, 21, IV, 185-6, ÍF 28, 19-20, Hkr 1991, 568 (MGóð ch. 9), F 1871, 174, E 1916, 13; Jón Skaptason 1983, 213, 329.

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