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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Lausavísa on Lawgiving (Law) - 1

Lausavísa on Lawgiving — Anon LawVII

Jonathan Grove 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lausavísa on Lawgiving’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 965-6.

stanzas:  1 

SkP info: VII, 965-6

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1 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Lausavísa on Lawgiving, 1 [Vol. 7, 966] — Anon Law 1VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Lǫgmaðr skyldi rǫskr ok réttr,
réttligr er þat lǫgmanns stéttr,
sá mun þykkja lýðnum léttr,
er lǫgin segir, þá er hann er fréttr;
Móyses kunni lǫgmáls list,
lengi talaði við Krist;
trautt fær laganna mannfólk mist;
minn guð fái oss himna vist.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: A. 10. Løse vers 3 (norsk? - AII, 463; BII, 496); runhent; ed. JG; group: F; mss: 3260
 
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