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VII. Leiðarvísan (Leið) - 45

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Leiðarvísan (‘Way-Guidance’) — Anon LeiðVII

Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Leiðarvísan’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 137-78.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan, et digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 618-26, BI, 622-33)

SkP info: VII, 159-60

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21 — Anon Leið 21VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 21’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 159-60.

Einn es sælstr of sinni
— samir lýðum trú þýðask —
heims stýrandinn hár*i
hallar skepnu allri.
Lúta englar ítrum
óttlaust ok lið dróttni;
einn es siklingr sunnu
setrs hvívetna betri.

 

{The steerer {of the hall of the world}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] is alone most blessed throughout all his exalted creation; it befits people to submit to the faith. Angels and people bow down fearlessly before the glorious Lord; {the king {of the seat of the sun}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] is alone better than everything else.

notes: [3-4]: On the similarities between these ll. and 14/5-6, see Notes to st. 14. — [5-8]: The second repeat of stef 1, noted by an obleos in the left-hand margin of B’s fol. 10v.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 21 (AI, 622; BI, 627); Skald I, 305, NN  §2560; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 63, Rydberg 1907, 7, Attwood 1996a, 65, 176.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10v, 33 - 10v, 34  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 88, 23 - 88, 24  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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