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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, 567

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5 — Anon Lil 5VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 5’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 567.

Skapan og fæðing, skírn og prýði,
skynsemd full, að betri er gulli,
dreyrinn Krists af síðusári,
syndalíkn og dagligt yndi,
háleit ván á himnasælu,
hrygðin jarðar neztu bygðar
bjóða mier í frásögn færa
fögr stórmerkin drottins verka.

Skapan og fæðing, skírn og prýði, full skynsemd, að betri er gulli, dreyrinn af síðusári Krists, syndalíkn og dagligt yndi, háleit ván á himnasælu, hrygðin neztu bygðar jarðar bjóða mier færa fögr stórmerkin drottins verka í frásögn.

Creation and birth, baptism and glory, complete reason, which is better than gold, the gore from the wound in Christ’s side, mercy for sins and daily happiness, exalted hope of heavenly bliss, the sorrow of the lowliest dwelling on earth compel me to present the beautiful wonders of the Lord’s deeds in a narrative.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 5 (AII, 365; BII, 391); Skald II, 212-13.

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Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 113va, 22 - 113va, 26  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 1v, 11 - 2r, 2  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 23, 22 - 24, 2  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 6, 9 - 6, 11  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 720 b 4° (720b) 1v, 25 - 1v, 28  transcr.  
Vísnabók (Vb) 247 - 247  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 104, 15 - 105, 2  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 2v - 3r  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 25r - 25r  transcr.  image  
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