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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, 566-7

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4 — Anon Lil 4VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 4’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 566-7.

Fyrri menn, er fræðin kunnu
forn og klók af sínum bókum
slungin, mjúkt af sínum kóngum
sungu lof með danskri tungu.
Í þvílíku móðurmáli
meir skyldumz eg en nökkurr þeira
hrærðan dikt með ástarorðum
allsvaldanda kóngi gjalda.

 

Men of old, who from their books knew complex learning, ancient and profound, sang in the Nordic tongue elegant praise of their kings. In just such a mother tongue I am more obliged than any of them to present the all-ruling king with a poem, composed with loving words.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 4 (AII, 364-5; BII, 391); Skald II, 212.

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Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 113va, 17 - 113va, 21  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 1v, 4 - 1v, 11  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 23, 17 - 23, 21  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 6, 6 - 6, 8  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 720 b 4° (720b) 1v, 22 - 1v, 25  transcr.  
Vísnabók (Vb) 247 - 247  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 104, 9 - 104, 14  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 2v - 2v  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 25r - 25r  transcr.  image  
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