R. D. Fulk 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Haraldr hárfagri Hálfdanarson, Lausavísa’ 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. 71.
The extemporaneous circumstances of the composition of this helmingr (Hhárf Lv) and of Þjóðólfr ór Hvini’s response (Þjóð Lv 1), as related in Hkr (see Context) are incapable of proof or disproof (though Fidjestøl 1976c, 12, accepts them), but the irregular hendingar are characteristic of dróttkvætt compositions of the ninth and early tenth centuries. The lines are preserved only in Hkr (mss F, Kˣ, J1ˣ, J2ˣ). In this instance F has the best text and is used as the main ms.
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