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Margerðr Lv 1VIII (HjǪ 20)

Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 20 (Margerðr, Lausavísa 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 513.

MargerðrLausavísa1

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Illa leikr þú Ǫlvir,
eigi ert hæfr vífum,
má eigi fang festa
á fylki vel bornum;
eggjar eru eitrblandnar,
æfir eru dǫglingar,
oddar eru blóðgir,
eigi munum vér sigrask.

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editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis III 10: AII, 336, BII, 357-8, Skald II, 193; HjǪ 1720, 39, FSN 3, 484, FSGJ 4, 209, HjǪ 1970, 33, 90, 148.

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