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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, 665-6

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91 — Anon Lil 91VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 91’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 665-6.

Máría, ert þú móðir dýrust;
Máría, lifir þú sæmd í hári;
Máría, ert þú af miskunn kærust;
Máría, liet þú syndafari.
Máría, lít þú mein, þau er vóru,
Máría, lít þú klökk á tárin;
Máría, græð þú mein hin stóru;
Máría, ber þú smyrsl í sárin.

 

Mary, you are the dearest mother; Mary, you live in high honour; Mary, you are most beloved for your mercy; Mary, halt sinful behaviour. Mary, look at those sins that were; Mary, look tenderly on our tears; Mary, heal the great injuries; Mary, bring balm to our wounds.

notes: This st. is omitted in Vb. The anaphora (each line beginning with Máría) gives it the form of a liturgical litany. There is end-rhyme as well as the normal internal rhyme.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 91 (AII, 392; BII, 414); Skald II, 227, NN §3316.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 116va, 12 - 116va, 16  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 18r, 11 - 18r, 18  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 39, 16 - 39, 20  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 14, 13 - 14, 16  transcr.  image  image  image  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 420 - 420  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 22r - 22r  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 39v - 39v  transcr.  image  
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