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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

II. 10. Lausavísur from Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar (Hák) - 3

not in Skj

2.2: Lausavísur from Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar — Anon (Hák)II

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lausavísur from Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar’ 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. 848-50.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: B. Anonyme løse vers angående bestemte historiske begivenheder 16, 24, 25 (AII, 141-3, BII, 150-2)

SkP info: II, 848-9

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1 — Anon (Hák) 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar 1’ 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. 848-9.

This anonymous st. (Anon (Hák) 1) is found in Hák (E, F, 42ˣ, 81a, 8 and Flat). E is the main  ms.

Rekit vas Rǫgnvalds dauða,
þás randviðir brendu,
— þurru hús fyr harra —
harða, austan fjarðar.
Vasa tál, at skaut Skúli
skjalþrungnum Foldungum
— eldr lék hús fyr hauldum —
hingat skelk í bringu.

 

Rǫgnvaldr’s death was avenged severely when {shield-rim trees} [WARRIORS] set fires east of the fjord; houses crumbled because of the lord. It was no lie that Skúli inspired fear in the hearts of the garrulous Foldungar here; fire destroyed houses for the freeholders.

context: Rǫgnvaldr Hallkelsson, a former member of the Baglar, had been appointed district chieftain by Hákon and Skúli in the areas around the inner part of Oslofjorden. He was killed by angry farmers at an assembly in Husvik (near Drøbak). In 1221, Skúli and Hákon sail to Tønsberg, and Skúli and his district chieftain Grégóríus Jónsson, Rǫgnvaldr’s uncle, launch a punitive attack on those who had killed Rǫgnvaldr.

notes: [1]: The l. echoes TorfE Lv 4/1I. — [1] dauða Rǫgnvalds ‘Rǫgnvaldr’s death’: Dauða ‘death’ is in the acc. as part of an impersonal construction (rekit vas ‘was avenged’). Rǫgnvaldr Hallkelsson was the first cousin of King Magnús Erlingsson on his mother’s side (his mother was Ragnhildr Erlingsdóttir). — [6] Foldungum ‘Foldungar’: People around Oslofjorden (Folden). — [6] skjalþrungnum ‘garrulous’: Lit. ‘having desire to chatter’. So F. Skýþrungnum ‘cloud-filled’ (so E, 81a) makes no sense in the context.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: B. Anonyme løse vers angående bestemte historiske begivenheder 16 (1221 - AII, 141; BII, 150); Skald II, 80, NN §1377; E 1916, 507, F 1871, 425, Hák 1910-86, 360, Hák 1977-82, 42, Flat 1860-8, III, 44.

sources

AM 47 fol (E) 149v, 15 - 149v, 17 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 92ra, 3 - 92ra, 6 (Hák)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 104r, 23 - 104r, 30 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
AM 81 a fol (81a) 77va, 18 - 77va, 21 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 8 fol (8) 41v, 27 - 41v, 30 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 168rb, 18 - 168rb, 20 (Hák)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 516r, 3 - 516r, 10  image  
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