R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Poem about Haraldr hárfagri 1’ 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. 61.
Margir gerðu milding snaran
hraustir menn heim at sœkja;
eigi síðr ǫðling fylgðu
gamlir menn ok gerðusk kærir.
Margir hraustir menn gerðu at sœkja heim snaran milding; gamlir menn fylgðu ǫðling eigi síðr ok gerðusk kærir.
‘Many valiant men proceeded to visit the gallant generous one; old men followed the prince no less and made themselves intimate. ’
In the course of an account of the many fine qualities of King Haraldr hárfagri and of the beginning of his reign, the saga writer explains that many valiant men desired to be with him on account of his generosity and the splendour of his court.
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Margir geordu millding snaran hraustir menn heim at sækía . æigi sidr o᷎d | ling fylgdu gamler menn ok gerduzst kærir.
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