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VII. Sólarljóð (Sól) - 83

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Sólarljóð (‘Song of the Sun’) — Anon SólVII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Sólarljóð’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 287-357.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [6]. Sólarljóð, digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 628-40, BI, 635-48)

SkP info: VII, 329-30

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49 — Anon Sól 49VII

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Cite as: Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 49’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 329-30.

Sinna verka        nýtr seggja hverr;
        sæll er sá, sem gótt gerir;
auði frá
        * mér ætluð var
        sandi orpin sæng.

Seggja hverr nýtr verka sinna; sæll er sá, sem gótt gerir; frá auði var * mér ætluð sæng orpin sandi.

Every man benefits from his deeds; fortunate is he who does good; away from riches there was intended for me a bed heaped up with sand.

Mss: 166bˣ(47r), papp15ˣ(5r), 738ˣ(82r), 214ˣ(151r), 1441ˣ(585), 10575ˣ(7r-v), 2797ˣ(235)

Readings: [3] sem: er 214ˣ, 2797ˣ    [5] * mér: ek mér 166bˣ, er mér papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 214ˣ, 1441ˣ, 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ;    var: om. 1441ˣ    [6] sandi: í sandi 738ˣ, 214ˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 49: AI, 635, BI, 643, Skald I, 313, NN §2564B; Bugge 1867, 365, Falk 1914, 20, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 16, Fidjestøl 1979, 66, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 78-9, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 55, 125.

Notes: [5] mér ‘for me’: All mss but two add an unnecessary rel. er before mér; 166bˣ and one other have ek ‘I’, probably an error in abbreviation. — [6] sæng orpin sandi ‘a bed heaped up with sand’: The grave, a typical contrast with the comforts which life had offered.

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