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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, 345-6

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70 — Anon Sól 70VII

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Cite as: Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 70’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 345-6.

Menn ek þá,
er af miklum hug
veittu tækum frama;
lásu englar
helgar bækr
ok himna skript yfir höfði þeim.

 

I saw men then who from a generous spirit offered support to the poor; angels read holy books and heavenly writing [lit. writing of the heavens] over their heads.

notes: In a vision recounted in the Annals of S. Bertin, attributed to a ‘religious English man’, boys, who represent the blessed, read books with red and black script in alternating lines; the red ink recounts the deeds of the wicked, the black tells of good deeds (Grat et al. 1964, 29-30). Larrington (2002, 184) notes the preponderance of loan-words and references to church accoutrements in the description of the pleasures of heaven.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [6]. Sólarljóð 70 (AI, 638; BI, 646-7); Skald I, 315; Bugge 1867, 368, Falk 1914, 45, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 20-1, Fidjestøl 1979, 69, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 96-7, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 76, 143.

sources

AM 166 b 8°x (166bx) 48r, 14 - 48r, 16  image  
Holm papp 15 8°x (papp15x) 7r - 7r  
AM 738 4°x (738x) 83r, 18 - 83r, 20  image  image  image  
AM 167 b 6 8°x (167b 6x) 3v, 19 - 3v, 22  image  
Lbs 214 4°x (214x) 152r - 152r  image  
Lbs 1441 4°x (1441x) 587 - 587  
BLAdd 10575 IIx (10575x) 10r - 10r  transcr.  
Lbs 2797 4°x (2797x) 237 - 237  
NKS 1109 folx (1109x) 498 - 498 (Sól)  image  
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