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. Brepols, Turnhout, 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, 174

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40 — Anon Leið 40VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 40’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Brepols, Turnhout, p. 174.

Kostum allir æsta
oss at helgum krossi
kœnir menn, sem kunnum,
Krist eilífrar vistar.
Staðr es ǫllum œðri
— óttalaus með dróttni
þjóð lifir glǫð, sús gœði*
getr — munligri ok betri.

Allir kœnir menn, sem kunnum, kostum æsta Krist oss eilífrar vistar at helgum krossi. Staðr es ǫllum œðri, munligri ok betri; glǫð þjóð, sús getr gœði*, lifir óttalaus með dróttni.

Let all wise men, as we are able, strive to ask Christ for an eternal abode for ourselves beside the holy Cross. That place is higher, more desirable and better than all; the happy [group of] people that obtains good things will live fearlessly with the Lord.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 40 (AI, 625; BI, 632); Skald I, 307, NN §1269; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 68-9, Rydberg 1907, 10, Attwood 1996a, 70, 180.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 11r, 24 - 11r, 26  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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