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Lilja (‘Lily’) — Anon LilVII

Martin Chase 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lilja’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 544-677.

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Skj: Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja (AII, 363-95, BII, 390-416)

SkP info: VII, 572-3

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10 — Anon Lil 10VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 10’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 572-3.

Dagarnir sex vísu vuxu
veltiligir um sjávarbelti,
áðr en feingi alla prýði
jörð og loft, það er drottinn gjörði:
pressað vatn í himininn hvassa,
hjörn og eld sem merkistjörnur,
hagl og dýr sem fiska og fugla,
fagran plóg sem aldinskóga.

 

Truly, the six rolling days spread across the sea-belt, before earth and air received all the glory that the Lord made: the water compressed into the stormy sky, ice and fire as well as fixed stars, hail and animals along with fish and birds, fair crop and fruit-bearing woods.

notes: [5-8]: The works of creation are in apposition to prýði, hence the use of the acc. (JH).

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 10 (AII, 366; BII, 393); Skald II, 213.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 113vb, 10 - 113vb, 14  transcr.  image  image  
AM 720 a VIII 4° (720a VIII) 2r, 1 - 2r, 1 [8-8]  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 2v, 14 - 3r, 3  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 24, 22 - 25, 1  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 6, 25 - 6, 28  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 247 - 247  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 106, 16 - 107, 4  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 4r - 4r  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 26r - 26r  transcr.  image  
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