Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Leiðarvísan (Leið) - 45

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Leiðarvísan (‘Way-Guidance’) — Anon LeiðVII

Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Leiðarvísan’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 137-78.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan, et digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 618-26, BI, 622-33)

SkP info: VII, 163-4

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25 — Anon Leið 25VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 25’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 163-4.

Enn vilda ek annat
alfríðustum smíða
hátt í hróðri sléttum
himins gotna stef dróttni.
Gramr skóp hauðr ok himna
hreggranns sem kyn seggja;
einns salkonungr sólar
snjallr hjalpari allra.

Enn vilda ek smíða annat hátt stef í sléttum hróðri {alfríðustum dróttni {gotna himins}}. {Gramr {hreggranns}} skóp hauðr ok himna sem kyn seggja; {snjallr {sólar sal}konungr} [e]s einn hjalpari allra.

Further I would like to fashion another exalted refrain in the smooth praise-poem {for the altogether fairest lord {of the men of heaven}} [ANGELS > = God]. {The king {of the storm-house}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] created land and heavens, as well as the race of men; {the excellent king {of the hall of the sun}} [(lit. ‘hall-king of the sun’) SKY/HEAVEN > = God] is alone the helper of all.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 25 (AI, 623; BI, 628); Skald I, 305; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 64, Rydberg 1907, 8, Attwood 1996a, 66, 177.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10v, 41 - 10v, 43  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 89, 8 - 89, 11  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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