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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, 610-11

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40 — Anon Lil 40VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 40’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 610-11.

‘Jésúm tígna eingla rásir
upp og niðr af himni þriðja;
stjörnuljós og færðar fórnir,
friðar samband á hverju landi,
slík afla mier sóttarauka,
sönn stórmerkin veitt hjá mönnum;
kvíðig, hans remming ráða
ríði mier báðum síðum.

 

Hosts of angels honour Jesus [travelling] up and down from the third heaven; starlight and presented offerings, union of peace in every land, such true signs granted among men cause me an increase of woe; I fear that his strengthening through counsels will press me from all [lit. both] sides.

notes: [1-3]: Cf. Mar 1871, 186, 479 and Note to st. 39. — [3-4]: These ll. could also be taken (so Skj B and Skald) as in apposition with rásir eingla ‘hosts of angels’ (l. 1), so that starlight, offerings and peace worship Jesus along with the angels. This interpretation allows l. 4 to begin a new main cl.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 40 (AII, 376; BII, 401); Skald II, 218.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 114vb, 10 - 114vb, 13  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 8v, 8 - 8v, 14  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 30, 9 - 30, 12  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 9, 17 - 9, 19  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 250 - 250  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 118, 8 - 118, 13  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 11r - 11r  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 31r - 31r  transcr.  image  
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