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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, 596-7

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29 — Anon Lil 29VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 29’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 596-7.

Heyrði og trúði, en undraz orðin
jungfrú kyrr, því vissi hun fyrri
aldri kvaddan mann á moldu
með þvílíkri tígnarkveðju.
Fyrirbjóðandi henni hræðaz,
höfuðeingillinn talaði leingra:
‘Guð himnanna fram mun fæðaz,
frúin skínandi, af holdi þínu.’

 

The calm virgin listened and believed, but she was amazed at the words, because she knew that never before was anyone on earth addressed with such a majestic greeting. The archangel spoke further, forbidding her to be afraid: ‘Radiant woman, {the God of the heavens} [= God (= Christ)] will be brought forth from your flesh.’

notes: A paraphrase of Luke I.29-32: quae cum vidisset turbata est in sermone eius et cogitabat qualis esset ista salutatio et ait angelus ei ne timeas Maria invenisti enim gratiam apud Deum ecce concipies in utero et paries filium et vocabis nomen eius Iesum hic erit magnus et Filius Altissimi vocabitur ‘And when she had heard, she was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the Angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Most High’. — [7-8]: Cf. 24/7-8: minn einkason vill skrýðaz björtu holdi hennar hlýðinnar ‘my only son wants to adorn himself with her, the obedient one’s, bright flesh’.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 29 (AII, 373; BII, 398); Skald II, 216-7.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 114rb, 30 - 114rb, 35  transcr.  image  image  
AM 720 a VIII 4° (720a VIII) 2v, 20 - 2v, 22  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 6v, 8 - 6v, 14  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 28, 10 - 28, 14  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 8, 17 - 8, 20  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 249 - 249  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 114, 4 - 114, 11  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 8v - 8v  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 29r - 29r  transcr.  image  
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