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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

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, 635-6

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64 — Anon Lil 64VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 64’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 635-6.

eg ei þann, út megi inna
orðasnild, þó gjarna vildi,
alla gleði, þá er fekk fullu
forn Ádám í Jésú kvámu,
sjálfr hann einn þvíað batt með bölvi
börn sín öll í dauðans pínu,
en leysti oss öll ór banni
eitt hans barn, er miskunn veitti.

 

I do not see the one who could utter forth eloquent speech, much as he would like to, all the joy that old Adam experienced in full at the coming of Jesus, because he himself alone bound all his children with a curse to the torments of death, but now one of his children, who granted mercy, loosed us all from the ban.

notes: Cf. Canticum Ade pro se et generacione sva ‘Canticle of Adam for himself and his progeny’ in the Meditaciones Vite Christi of Iohannis de Caulibus (Stallings-Taney 1997, 316-17; Taney 200, 297). The poet imagines the joy and relief experienced by Adam as he sees the undoing of the universal curse for which he is responsible. The theme of the typological relationship between Adam and Christ stems from Paul’s theology: et sicut in Adam omnes moriuntur ita et in Christo omnes vivificabuntur ‘and as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive’ (1 Cor. XV.22).

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 64 (AII, 383-4; BII, 407); Skald II, 222.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 115va, 15 - 115va, 20  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 13r, 6 - 13r, 13  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 34, 18 - 34, 22  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 11, 28 - 11, 31  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 253 - 253  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 126, 4 - 126, 10  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 16r - 16r  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 35r - 35r  transcr.  image  
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