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Þorleikr fagri (Þfagr)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson (Sveinn) - 10

Skj info: Þórleikr fagri, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 396-9, BI, 365-8).

Skj poems:
En flokk om Sven Ulfssön
En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 11-13

Þorleikr’s background is unknown. In 1051 he travelled from Iceland via Norway to Denmark to present a poem to Sveinn Úlfsson (ÍF 28, 113; ÍF 29, 253; Mork 1928-32, 161; Flat 1860-8, III, 338; Fms 6, 256). Both his name and his nickname fagri ‘the Fair’ indicate that he may have come from the family of the Laxdœlir (see Genealogy IIIa in ÍF 5; SnE 1848-87, III, 737-9; LH 1894-1901, I, 641-2). Þorleikr was a rather common name among the Laxdœlir (e.g. Þorleikr Hǫskuldsson and Þorleikr Bollason), and members of that family, such as Hǫskuldr Dala-Kollsson, Óláfr pá ‘Peacock’ Hǫskuldsson and Hallgerðr Hǫskuldsdóttir, were admired for their beauty (see ÍF 5, 14, 27; ÍF 12, 6-7). Þorleikr is listed in Skáldatal as one of the poets who eulogised Sveinn Úlfsson, and it is not said that he composed about any other dignitary or ruler (see SnE 1848-87, III, 258, 267, 283).

Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson — Þfagr SveinnII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson’ 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. 313-22.

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Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön, 1051 (AI, 396-9, BI, 365-8); stanzas (if different): 11 | 12 | 13

in texts: Flat, Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, HSig, Knýtl, MH, Mork

SkP info: II, 313-22

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1 Vol. 2. Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson, 1 [Vol. 2, 313] — Þfagr Sveinn 1II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Fúrsendir vann fjǫndum
fjǫrspell í gný hjǫrva
(brôð fekk hrafn) fyr Heiða
haukstorðar bœ norðan;
rôkusk Vinðr, en vákar
vals ginu þar of halsa,
(dauðr lá herr á heiði
hundmargr) fáir undan.

Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 1 (AI, 396; BI, 365); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 1005x, 19x, 20dx, 873x, ; texts: Knýtl 25
 
2 Vol. 2. Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson, 2 [Vol. 2, 314-15] — Þfagr Sveinn 2II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Vôn's at vísa kœnan
vígs á Rakna stígum
ǫrt í odda snertu
Innþrœnda lið finni;
þar má enn hvárr annan
ǫndu nemr eða lǫndum
(lítt hyggr Sveinn á sáttir
sjaldfestar) goð valda.

Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 2 (AI, 397; BI, 365); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1044, Fsk 207, H-Hr 133, HSig 31, MH 75, Mork 36
 
3 Vol. 2. Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson, 3 [Vol. 2, 315-16] — Þfagr Sveinn 3II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Fœrir reiðr, sás rauða
rǫnd hefr opt fyr landi,
breið á Buðla slóðir
borðraukn Haraldr norðan;
en lauks of sæ sœkja
Sveins fagrdrifin steini
glæsidýr, þess's geira,
gollmunnuð, rýðr, sunnan.

Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 3 (AI, 397; BI, 366); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1045, Fsk 0, H-Hr 134, HSig 32, MH 76, Mork 37
 
4 Vol. 2. Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson, 4 [Vol. 2, 316] — Þfagr Sveinn 4II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Fjǫrs mun flestum hersi
fengsæll Dana þengill,
reiðr hefr hann fyr hauðri
hábrynjuð skip, synja,
ef húnferils hreina
hlunntamðra rekr sunnan
við Hǫrða gram harðan
hundruð sex til fundar.

Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 4 (AI, 397; BI, 366); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 301x, 51x, FskAx, FskBx; texts: Fsk 208
 
5 Vol. 2. Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson, 5 [Vol. 2, 317] — Þfagr Sveinn 5II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Stýrir Ulfs til Elfar
óskmǫgr skipum fǫgrum,
sás hrækǫstu hæsta
hleðr í Gunnar veðri;
skolla vé þars vǫllu
vápnlauðri drífr rauðu
(regn drepr Gauts í gǫgnum)
gollmerkð (Hôalfs serki).

Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 5 (AI, 397-8; BI, 366); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 51x, FskBx; texts: Fsk 209
 
6 Vol. 2. Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson, 6 [Vol. 2, 317-18] — Þfagr Sveinn 6II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hvé hefr til Heiðabœjar
heiptgjarn konungr arnat,
folk-Rǫgnir, getr fregna
fylkis sveit, hinns veitat,
þás til þengils býjar
þarflaust Haraldr austan
ár, þats án of væri,
endr byrskíðum rendi.

Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 6 (AI, 398; BI, 366-7); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1049, Fsk 214, H-Hr 139, HSig 35, MH 80, Mork 42
 
7 Vol. 2. Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson, 7 [Vol. 2, 319] — Þfagr Sveinn 7II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Bauð, sás baztrar tíðar
borinn varð und Miðgarði,
ríkri þjóð at rjóða
randir Sveinn á landi;
þó lézk heldr, ef heldi
hvatráðr konungr láði,
á byrjar Val berjask
bilstyggr Haraldr vilja.

Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 7 (AI, 398; BI, 367); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1050, Fsk 215, H-Hr 140, HSig 36, MH 81, Mork 43
 
8 Vol. 2. Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson, 8 [Vol. 2, 320] — Þfagr Sveinn 8II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Alt of frák, hvé elti
austmenn á veg flausta
Sveinn, en siklingr annarr,
snarlundaðr, helt undan;
fengr varð Þrœnda þengils
(þeir létu skip fleiri)
allr á éli sollnu
Jótlands hafi fljóta.

Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 8 (AI, 398; BI, 367); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1051, Fsk 216, H-Hr 141, HSig 37, MH 82, Mork 44
 
9 Vol. 2. Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson, 9 [Vol. 2, 321] — Þfagr Sveinn 9II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Sætt buðu seggja drótni
siklings vinir mikla,
svǫfðu hjaldr þeirs hǫfðu
hugstinnir lið minna;
ok snarráðir síðan
sókn es orðum tókusk
(ǫnd vas ýta kindum
ófǫl) búendr dvǫlðu.

Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 9 (AI, 399; BI, 367); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1052, Fsk 217, H-Hr 142, HSig 38, MH 83, Mork 45
 
10 Vol. 2. Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson, 10 [Vol. 2, 322] — Þfagr Sveinn 10II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hætt hafa sér þeirs sóttu
Sveins fundar til stundum;
lítt hefr þeim at þreyta
þrimr bragningum hagnat;
þó hefr hǫlða vinr haldit
(hann's snjallr konungr) allri
Jóta-grund með endum
ógnstarkr ok Danmǫrku.

Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 10 (AI, 399; BI, 367-8); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 20dx, 873x, ; texts: Knýtl 28
 
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