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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, 357

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83 — Anon Sól 83VII

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Cite as: Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 83’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 357.

samligt fræði
var þér draumi kvadd,
en þú sázt it sanna;
fyrða engi
var svá fróðr skapaðr,
er áðr hefði heyrt Sólarljóðs sögu.

 

Admirable advice was addressed to you in a dream, but you feared the truth; no man was created so wise that he would have heard ‘Sólarljóð’s’ tale before.

notes: This st. occurs in 32 mss though eds have usually rejected it as a later addition. Certainly it adds nothing to st. 82, but as Bugge observes, this is not an adequate reason for deleting it. It imposes on the poem the dream-framework common in literary and in later medieval visions (Dinzelbacher 1981, 229-65).

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [6]. Sólarljóð 83 (AI, 640; B); Bugge 1867, 370, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 89.

sources

AM 166 b 8°x (166bx) 48v, 16 - 48v, 18  image  
Lbs 214 4°x (214x) 152v - 152v  image  
Lbs 1441 4°x (1441x) -  
BLAdd 10575 IIx (10575x) 11v - 11v  transcr.  
Lbs 2797 4°x (2797x) 238 - 238  
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