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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, 604-5

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35 — Anon Lil 35VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 35’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 604-5.

Þó var ei svá rík, að reifa
ríkust móðir ætti góða;
því var kóngrinn hörðu heyvi
huldr, að mætti firraz kulda.
Umsníðningar Jésú prýði
átti dagr að fæðing váttar
æsiz blóð á líkam ljósan;
lagaz minnilig tár af kinnum.

Þó var ríkust móðir ei svá rík, að ætti góða reifa; því var kóngrinn huldr hörðu heyvi, að mætti firraz kulda. Átti dagr að fæðing váttar prýði Jésú umsníðningar; blóð æsiz á ljósan líkam; minnilig tár lagaz af kinnum.

Yet the richest mother was not so rich that she had good swaddling clothes; therefore the king was covered with harsh hay, so that he could be kept from the cold. The eighth day after the birth shows the glory of Jesus’ circumcision; blood spurts over the bright body; memorable tears run down his cheeks.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 35 (AII, 375; BII, 399-40); Skald II, 217-18.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 114va, 23 - 114va, 27  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 7v, 11 - 7v, 17  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 29, 12 - 29, 15  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 9, 2 - 9, 4  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 250 - 250  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 116, 5 - 116, 7 [1-4]  transcr.  image  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 116, 13 - 116, 15 [5-8]  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 9v - 10r  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 30r - 30v  transcr.  image  
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