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Lausavísa — Snæk LvII

Snækollr Gunnason

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Snækollr Gunnason, Lausavísa’ 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. 654-5.


Skalk aldrigi,         þótt ek ey lifa,
sýslu beiðask         á Sunnmœri,
þvít fluttu mik         fjandmenn þaðan
Bjǫrgynjar til         at boði hilmis.
‘I shall never, though I may live forever, ask for a governorship in Sunnmøre, because my enemies brought me from there to Bergen at the bidding of the lord.

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