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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Leiðarvísan (Leið) - 45

not in Skj

Leiðarvísan (‘Way-Guidance’) — Anon LeiðVII

Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘ Anonymous, Leiðarvísan’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 137-78. <> (accessed 29 June 2022)

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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, 173-4

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39 — Anon Leið 39VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 39’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 173-4.

Vér skulum opt með tôrum
— verðr mein, ef því seinum —
— kostum flærð at forðask —
friðar helgan goð biðja,
at, þás ǫflugr eflir
alls sóma lýkr dómi,
fara næðim vér fríða
fljótt í dýrð með dróttni.

Vér skulum opt biðja helgan goð friðar með tôrum — mein verðr, ef seinum því; kostum at forðask flærð —, at, þás {ǫflugr eflir alls sóma} lýkr dómi, næðim vér fara fljótt í fríða dýrð með dróttni.

We must often pray holy God for peace with tears — harm will result, if we delay that; we must try to shun deceit —, so that when {the powerful strengthener of all honour} [= God] finishes judgement, we may succeed in going swiftly into splendid glory with the Lord.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 39 (AI, 625; BI, 632); Skald I, 307, NN §21B; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 68, Rydberg 1907, 10, Attwood 1996a, 69-70, 180.


AM 757 a 4° (B) 11r, 22 - 11r, 24  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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