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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Líknarbraut (Líkn) - 52

Líknarbraut (‘The Way of Grace’) — Anon LíknVII

George S. Tate 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Líknarbraut’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 228-86.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut (AII, 150-9, BII, 160-74)

SkP info: VII, 240-1

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10 — Anon Líkn 10VII

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Cite as: George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 10’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 240-1.

Því ber ek angr, at engu
árs launa ek sárar
skírs, sem skyldugt væri,
skilfingi píningar.
Þó gleðr enn sem aðra
oss, sú er hlauz af krossi
lýð ok lofðungs dauða,
líkn dýr, himinríkis.

Því ber ek angr, at ek launa engu, sem væri skyldugt, {skilfingi skírs árs} sárar píningar. Þó gleðr enn oss sem aðra dýr líkn, sú er hlauz lýð af krossi ok dauða {lofðungs himinríkis}.

On this account I bear sorrow, that I requite not at all, as would be due, {the king of bright abundance} [= God (= Christ)] for his sore torments. Yet there still gladdens us [me] as [well as] others precious grace, which was allotted to people from the Cross and from the death {of the king of heaven’s kingdom} [= God (= Christ)].

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut 10 (AII, 152; BII, 162-3); Skald II, 86, NN §2327; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 38, Rydberg 1907, 13, 48, Tate 1974, 55.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 11v, 10 - 11v, 12 (Líkn)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  image  
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