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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, 588-9

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22 — Anon Lil 22VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 22’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 588-9.

Veitt er líf, það er varð, er mátti;
veitt er líf, það er Ádám neitti;
sú miskunn á settum tíma
sendiz fram af guðdóms hendi,
ljós í heim að lifanda kæmi;
lifandi víst og kvaldar andir
tæki burt ór djöfla díki;
dýrð einglanna slíku stýrði.

Veitt er líf, það er varð, er mátti; veitt er líf, það er Ádám neitti; sú miskunn sendiz fram á settum tíma af hendi guðdóms, að lifanda ljós kæmi í heim; tæki burt víst lifandi og kvaldar andir ór djöfla díki. Dýrð einglanna stýrði slíku.

Life is given, that which came into being when it had to; life is given, that which Adam refused; that mercy was sent forth at the appointed time from the hand of the Godhead, so that a living light might come into the world; it would take away truly living and tormented souls from the devils’ pit; the glory of angels controlled such [a thing].

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 22 (AII, 370; BII, 396); Skald II, 215, NN §3311.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 114rb, 2 - 114rb, 5  transcr.  image  image  
AM 720 a VIII 4° (720a VIII) 2v, 2 - 2v, 4  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 5r, 14 - 5v, 2  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 27, 3 - 27, 7  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 7, 30 - 7, 32  transcr.  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 248 - 248  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 111, 12 - 111, 18  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 7r - 7r  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 28r - 28r  transcr.  image  
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