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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Leiðarvísan (Leið) - 45

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, 147

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8 — Anon Leið 8VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 8’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 147.

Sagði bréf, hvat brygði
bitr fár guma ári,
blakks skreytendum brautar
borðs frá dróttins orðum.
‘Hljóta víst’, kvað veitir
vegfróðr hluta góðra,
‘menn þeirs minn dag vinna,
mest angr af því flestir.’

Bréf sagði {skreytendum {blakks {brautar borðs}}} frá orðum dróttins, hvat bitr fár brygði ári guma. {Vegfróðr veitir góðra hluta} kvað: ‘Flestir menn, þeirs vinna dag minn, hljóta víst mest angr af því’.

The letter told {the furnishers {of the horse {of the path of the plank}}} [SEA > SHIP > SEAFARER] about the Lord’s words, what bitter harm could alter the good fortune of men. {The way-wise giver of good things} [= God] said: ‘Most men who work on my day will certainly gain the greatest sorrow from it’.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 8 (AI, 619-20; BI, 624); Skald I, 303, NN §2140; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 59, Rydberg 1907, 5, Attwood 1996a, 61, 172.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10v, 5 - 10v, 7  transcr.  image  image  image  image  -
AM 624 4° (624) 86, 17 - 86, 21  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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