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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Sólarljóð (Sól) - 83

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. Turnhout: Brepols, 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. Turnhout: Brepols, 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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