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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, 655-6

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83 — Anon Lil 83VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 83’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 655-6.

Lífið sjálft, luktri æfi
leys mitt bann fyrir iðran sanna;
óléo smurður, vænti, eg verða
viðrkennandi mjúkleik þenna.
Hreinast gief þú hjarta mínu
hold og blóð, það er tókt af móður,
listuliga leiðarnesti;
leysiz önd af holdsins böndum.

 

Life itself, loose my ban at the close of my life for the sake of my true repentance; annointed with oil, I hope that I will be in a position to acknowledge this consolation. Give my heart the most pure flesh and blood, which you took from your mother, wonderfully, for Viaticum; may the soul be freed from the bonds of the flesh.

notes: The order of sts 82 and 83 is reversed in 622. The st. is a conventional prayer that the poet not die without the opportunity to receive Extreme Unction and Viaticum. Because the sacrament provided remission of sins, it was believed to ensure rapid entrance into heaven.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 83 (AII, 389-90; BII, 412); Skald II, 225-6, NN §§1531, 2633.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 116rb, 5 - 116rb, 9  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 16v, 11 - 16v, 18  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 38, 5 - 38, 8  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 13, 21 - 13, 24  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 254 - 255  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 132, 1 - 132, 6  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 20r - 20v  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 38r - 38v  transcr.  image  
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