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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, 245

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14 — Anon Líkn 14VII

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Cite as: George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 14’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 245.

Veittu menn, sem máttu,
marga lund á grundu,
grimmúðgastir gumnar,
guði sælum harmkvæli.
Lét fyr ljóna sveitum
limu sína guð pína,
framar en flestir gumnar,
fjöldyggr, megi hyggja.

 

The most grim-minded menmen who were ablegave blessed God sorrowful torments in many ways on earth. Very faithful God let his limbs be tortured for the hosts of men more than most men might imagine.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut 14 (AII, 153; BII, 164); Skald II, 87, NN §§1353H, 1956; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 39, Rydberg 1907, 14, 49, Tate 1974, 59.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 11v, 18 - 11v, 20 (Líkn)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  image  -
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