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Føroya kvæði - Faroese Ballads; Fugloy, 1814-1878

Name
Davidsen, Jens 
Birth
1803 
Death
1878 
Occupation
District Accountant 
Roles
Scribe 
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Name
Vrieland, Seán D. 
Occupation
Scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Contents

1(1r (titlepage))
Table of Contents
Rubric

“Indhold”

Note

Written by Jens Davidsen.

Language of Text

Fo (primary); Danish

2(1v-14r (pp. 1-26))
Gormunds kvæðiCCF 50
Rubric

“Gorm Franklands Qveaje”

Incipit

Djeve ljou uv luie aa

Explicit

“Qvóje heave e um tea alt”

Bibliography

CCF 50Bb. Føroya kvæði vol. II p. 199-217

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords
3(14v-22v (pp. 27-43))
Torsteins kvæðiCCF 99
Rubric

“Tostans Qveaje”

Incipit

Vilja tid luia aa uv Ljouva djeva

Explicit

“hin ónda Ingegjer”

Bibliography

CCF 99Cb. Føroya kvæði vol. IV p. 258-272

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords
4(22v-28r (pp. 43-56))
Ívar á BretlandiCCF 69
Rubric

“Bretlands Qveaje”

Incipit

Nu gjeve e Ljou uv luie tearaa

Explicit

“Adlar Aavur til Enda”

Bibliography

CCF 69Bb. Føroya kvæði vol. III p. 116-124

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords
5(28r-30v (pp. 56-59))
Risin í HolmgørðumDysjadólgurCCF 10
Rubric

“Virgar Vealenson”

Incipit

Aina vait e Ruimena

Explicit

“Me listur ikkja longur eat ruima”

Final Rubric

“”

Bibliography

CCF 10Db. Føroya kvæði vol. I p. 320-323

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords
6(30v-33r (pp. 59-64))
Tróndur JógvanssonCCF 100
Rubric

“Jogvan Kongs Qveaje”

Incipit

Tea vear han Haakun Jadl

Explicit

“Vear sear kongur loingje”

Bibliography

CCF 100Cb. Føroya kvæði vol. IV p. 302-305

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords
7(33r-40r (pp. 64-78))
Valin sveinCCF 102
Rubric

“Valen svein”

Incipit

Luie veal til uv ljouve aa

Explicit

“Ivur borgargórun taa”

Bibliography

CCF 102Bb. Føroya kvæði vol. IV p. 323-333

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords
8(40r-43r (pp. 84-87))
Gongurólvs kvæðiCCF 29
Rubric

“Gengerolfs Qveaje”

Incipit

Aina vait e Ruimena

Explicit

“Taaui Soulun vear ui Heav”

Bibliography

CCF 29Db. Føroya kvæði vol. I p. 602-606

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords
9(43r-46v (pp. 84-87))
Hermundur GrimmarssonCCF 65
Rubric

“Hermunds Qveaje”

Incipit

Aina vait e Ruimena

Explicit

“Hearfraa haim til Tuin”

Bibliography

CCF 65Bb. Føroya kvæði vol. III p. 51-53

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords
10(44v-48r (pp. 87-94))
Raðals kvæðiCCF 82
Rubric

“Rea-als Qveaje”

Incipit

Rea-al Kongur aa Miglageare

Explicit

“Tea sómde veal tui Draingje”

Bibliography

CCF 82Bb. Føroya kvæði vol. III p. 262-268

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper
No. of leaves
48. 360 mm x 215 mm
Foliation

There is pagination in dark ink. Later foliation in pencil is found every tenth leaf.

Collation

  • I: fol. 1-48 (1, 2+47, 3+46, 4+45, 5+44, 6+43, 7+42, 8+41, 9+40, 10+39, 11+38, 12+37, 13+36, 14+35, 15+34, 16+33, 17+32, 18+31, 19+30, 20+29, 21+28, 22+27, 23+26, 24+25, 48)

There are no quire signatures. There are no catchwords
Condition

The paper is browned and crumbling at the edges. Some leaves have fallen apart at the spine, e.g. fols. 1 and 48 which had originally been one bifolium.

Layout

The manuscript is written in a single column with between 56 and 64 lines per page.

Written lines correspond to poetic lines.

Script

All of the ballads were likely written by Zacharias Michelsen.

The table of contents was written by Jens Davidsen

Additions

Occasional marginal additions consisting of numbers are found written in pencil.

Binding

The manuscript is wrapped in thick brown paper. The front and back covers are two pieces, though appear to have originally been one piece.

Accompanying Material

There is a piece of archival paper wrapped around the binding. On it is written (in pencil): “Acc. 4b folio pag. 1-94 Indeholder 9 kvad.”

History

Origin

The manuscript was most likely written by the local schoolteacher Zacharias Michelsen on the island of Fugloy in the middle of the nineteenth century.

Provenance

Belonged to V. U. Hammershaimb likely after 1855.

Came into the collection in 1909 with Hammershaimb's materials.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 2 October 2019 by SDV.

Surrogates

  • Digital images are being made available in Copenhagen.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Føroya kvæði = Corpus carminum Færoensium / Sv. Grundtvig et J. Bloch comparatum, Universitets-Jubilæets Danske Samfunds skriftserieed. Svend Grundtvig, ed. Jørgen Bloch, ed. Napoleon Djurhuus, ed. Christian Matras1944-1972; I-VI
Kaj Larsen, Michael Chesnutt“The Manuscripts of Faroese Ballads”, Føroya kvæði = Corpus carminum Færoensium / Sv. Grundtvig et J. Bloch comparatum, Universitets-Jubilæets Danske Samfunds skriftserie1996; VII: p. 62-
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