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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, 627-8

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57 — Anon Lil 57VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 57’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 627-8.

Fyrir Máríu faðminn dýra,
fyrir Máríu grátinn sára,
lát mig þinnar lausnar njóta,
lifandi guð með feðr og anda.
Æfinliga með lyftum lófum,
lof ræðandi, á knie sín bæði
skepnan öll er skyld falla,
skapari minn, fyrir ásjón þinni.

 

For the sake of Mary’s precious embrace, for the sake of Mary’s sorrowful weeping, let me experience your salvation, living God with Father and Spirit. Unceasingly, with lifted hands, uttering praise, all creation should fall on both its knees, my creator, before your face.

notes: [5-8]: The first repeat of the second stef, introduced at st. 51. The text is abbreviated in Bb, 99a, 622, 713 and 705ˣ, and written in full in the other mss.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 57 (AII, 381-2; BII, 405); Skald II, 221.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 115rb, 18 - 115rb, 20  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 11v, 16 - 12r, 1  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 33, 12 - 33, 14  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 11, 5 - 11, 6  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 252 - 252  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 124, 1 - 124, 6  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 14v - 14v  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 34r - 34r  transcr.  image  
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