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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Lilja (Lil) - 100

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;
miskunn á settum tíma
sendiz fram af guðdóms hendi,
ljós í heim lifanda kæmi;
lifandi víst og kvaldar andir
tæki burt ór djöfla díki;
dýrð einglanna slíku stýrði.

 

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].

notes: The order of sts 22 and 23 is reversed in Bb. — [8]: A reference to the archangels Gabriel, who brought the message of salvation to the world at the Annunciation, and Michael, who in visual representations of the Last Judgement traditionally assists Christ by weighing souls in a balance (see e.g. Gad 1966, 616-20).

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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