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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, 647-8

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75 — Anon Lil 75VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 75’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 647-8.

Tárum rigni, en tungan þagni;
taki af mál, en þurftug sálin
beriz um fast, svá búkinn hristi;
bið eg óttandi, ‘hjálp mier, dróttinn!’
Ævinliga með lyftum lófum,
lof ræðandi, á knie sín bæði
skepnan öll er skyld falla,
skapari minn, fyrir ásjón þinni.

 

Let it rain with tears, but let the tongue be silent, let speech die away, and let the needy soul convulse hard, so that the body shakes; I pray fearfully, ‘help me, Lord!’ Unceasingly, with lifted hands, uttering praise, all creation should fall to both its knees, my Creator, before your face.

notes: [5-8]: The final repeat of the second stef.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 75 (AII, 387; BII, 409-10); Skald II, 224.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 115vb, 37 - 116ra, 2  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 15r, 11 - 15r, 15  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 36, 19 - 36, 20  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 12, 31 - 12, 32  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 254 - 254  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 129, 13 - 129, 19  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 18v - 18v  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 37r - 37r  transcr.  image  
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