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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, 579

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14 — Anon Lil 14VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 14’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 579.

En verðleikrinn vís á jörðu
vyrði sök til himna dýrðar,
boðorðið liet fram blíður drottinn;
býður þeim í skyldu hlýða:
‘Eplið eitt eg banna bíta
báðum ykkr, en þið munuð ráða,
deyja skuluð, ef efnið eigi
einfalt boð með dyggleik hreinum.’

 

And so that their merit on earth should become a sure basis for the glory of the heavens, the kindly Lord propounded the commandment; he commands them to obey dutifully: ‘One apple I forbid you both to take a bite of, but you may decide for yourselves; you must die if you do not keep the single command with pure fidelity.’

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 14 (AII, 367-8; BII, 394); Skald II, 214, NN §§1519, 3310.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 113vb, 29 - 113vb, 33  transcr.  image  image  
AM 720 a VIII 4° (720a VIII) 2r, 9 - 2r, 11  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 3v, 8 - 3v, 15  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 25, 15 - 25, 19  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 7, 4 - 7, 6  transcr.  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 248 - 248  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 108, 11 - 108, 18  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 5r - 5r  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 26v - 26v  transcr.  image  
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