Skaldic Poetry - was [Bards] roll call

pubear pubear at
Mon Jan 28 14:45:33 PST 2002

thanks.  I'll look into this.  This is the kind of stuff I'd also like to
see on the list.  If anybody else has good ideas for source material.  List

Like here's a good one for those wanting to document bardic pieces.  F.J.
Childs ballads.  This is a series of 6 books that list just about every
period English and Scottish ballad  there is.  Complete with several
possible versions and information.  Citing it's number and using it for
documentation is magnificent.  All I know is that I got a 10 out of 10 at
kingdom a&s for my documentation.  Of course mine was a 12th century Latin
carol, but I found the oxford hymnal index number.  I expect that the
edition that came out in the early 1900's is a good one to check.  I.E.  if
you want to document period pieces, this kind of documentation is great.
Now if I can just figure out how to document embroidery, my life shall be
complete.  No matter everything is possible if you try.

I wouldn't try to buy these unless you get lucky.  If you do, don't buy it,
but let me drive to where it is and buy it(pant pant).  I haven't seen the
child ballads for less than $300 and that was an ex library edition.
However the san Antonio public library has it.  True restraint is resisting
the urge to check it out and "lose" it.   Can't say I wasn't tempted, but
I'm a little too honest for that kind of stuff.

Anyway, see ya later

AKA Pubear of Bjornsborg

"Learn a Latin carol and make someone feel good..."
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Subject: Skaldic Poetry - was [Bards] roll call

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> In a message dated 1/27/02 3:17:22 PM Pacific Standard Time,
pubear at
> writes:
> > I also want to teach myself how to write in skaldic style.  Want to get
> > touch with my inner viking.
> >
> > Bersi Ormstunga
> >
>        You should get a book called "An Introduction To Old Norse" by E.
> Gordon.  It has a lot about Old Norse poetry.  I haven't checked in a
> but it used to be available from at a very reasonable price.
> Robert
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