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Lilja (‘Lily’) — Anon LilVII

Martin Chase 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lilja’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 544-677.

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Skj: Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja (AII, 363-95, BII, 390-416)

SkP info: VII, 586-7

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20 — Anon Lil 20VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 20’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 586-7.

Remman brast af rót í kvistu;
rann þá glæpr af hverjum til annars;
leið svá heimr um langan tíma
lífs andvani en fullr af grandi.
Liettir hvörki ugg nie ótta,
eftir mest en þó er að lesti;
opið helvíti búið með bölvi
bauð sig fram við hvers manns dauða.

Remman brast af rót í kvistu; þá rann glæpr af hverjum til annars; leið heimr svá um langan tíma, lífs andvani, en fullr af grandi. Liettir hvörki ugg nie ótta, en þó er eftir mest að lesti; opið helvíti, búið með bölvi, bauð sig fram við dauða hvers manns.

The bitterness sprang forth from root to twigs; then sin ran from one to the next; the world proceeded thus for a long time, devoid of life and full of injury. Neither dread nor fear lets up, yet the worst is what comes at the last; gaping hell, provided with misfortune, presented itself at each man’s death.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 20 (AII, 369-70; BII, 395); Skald II, 215, NN §2629 C.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 114ra, 23 - 114ra, 27  transcr.  image  image  
AM 720 a VIII 4° (720a VIII) 2r, 24 - 2r, 27  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 4v, 17 - 5r, 6  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 26, 18 - 26, 22  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 7, 23 - 7, 25  transcr.  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 248 - 248  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 110, 16 - 111, 4  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 6v - 6v  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 27v - 27v  transcr.  image  
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