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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, 624

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54 — Anon Lil 54VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 54’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 624.

Höfuðdrotningin, harmi þrungin,
hneigð og lút, er skálf af sútum,
færðiz nær, þá er fell ór sárum
fossum blóðið niðr á krossinn.
Þrútnar brjóst, en hjartað hristiz;
hold er klökt, en öndin snöktir;
augun tóku drukna drjúgum
döpr og móð í tára flóði.

 

The supreme queen, filled with grief, who trembled with sorrows, bowed and bent, moved close, when the blood from the wounds fell in torrents down over the cross. The breast swells, and the heart trembles; the flesh is weak, and the spirit sobs; the eyes began to drown terribly, sad and weary in a flood of tears.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 54 (AII, 380-1; BII, 404); Skald II, 221.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 115rb, 2 - 115rb, 6  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 11r, 11 - 11r, 18  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 32, 21 - 33, 1  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 10, 28 - 10, 32  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 252 - 252  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 122, 18 - 123, 6  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 14r - 14r  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 33v - 33v  transcr.  image  
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